Red Burgundy-Cote de Nuits

2016 Hudelot Noellat Vougeot 1er Petits Vougeot

This is the northern half of Burgundy's famed Cote D'Or. It is home to perhaps the noblest expression of Pinot Noir on planet Earth, if not the noblest expression of any wine on Earth; the minute yet palpable differences from single parcels of land were intuited by Cistercian monks who farmed the 'golden slope' for approximately two thousand years. From Corgoloin in the south, to Marsannay in the north, the finesse and complexity of the wines is at times both hauntingly beautiful and mind boggling. Its most celebrated villages: Nuits St Georges, Vougeot, Flagey Echezeaux, Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, and Morey St Denis.

Price: $99.00

"(from a .52 ha parcel). An exuberantly expressive and spicy nose offers up a lovely mélange of pure red and dark cherry and floral aromas. The sleek, indeed satin-textured middle weight flavors brim with minerality on the super-saline infused finish. I really like the delineation and energy here plus the mid-palate concentration is better than usual. In 2016 this is very Chambollesque in character. (90-92)/2024+" Allan Meadows

"(just 25 hectoliters per hectare produced in 2016, about 40% less than a normal year; these well-placed vines are situated in a normally humid spot not far from Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses): Dark red with ruby tones. Very ripe but slightly inky aromas of dark berries, minerals and bitter chocolate. Densely packed, concentrated and sweet, displaying terrific inner-mouth tension and Chambolle-like stony minerality. Finishes firmly tannic but not austere, with slowly rising length and very good grip. Classy, saline wine from vines that are now about 30 years old--and, in the opinion of van Canneyt, showing more depth than previously." 89-92 Steve Tanzer

"Monsieur van Canneyt’s example of Petits Vougeots is often one of the most red fruity wines in the cellar, but this year, it follows the lead of its brethren and is quite black fruity in personality. The bouquet is pure and precise, wafting from the glass in a superb blend of black cherries, dark chocolate, a beautiful base of chalky soil tones, gamebird and just a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and impressively sappy at the core, with great transparency and balance, fine-grained tannins and a long, vibrant and energetic finish. This is going to be a lovely wine. 2023-2060. 91+." John Gilman

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“(from a .52 ha parcel). An exuberantly expressive and spicy nose offers up a lovely mélange of pure red and dark cherry and floral aromas. The sleek, indeed satin-textured middle weight flavors brim with minerality on the super-saline infused finish. I really like the delineation and energy here plus the mid-palate concentration is better than usual. In 2016 this is very Chambollesque in character. (90-92)/2024+” Allan Meadows

“(just 25 hectoliters per hectare produced in 2016, about 40% less than a normal year; these well-placed vines are situated in a normally humid spot not far from Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses): Dark red with ruby tones. Very ripe but slightly inky aromas of dark berries, minerals and bitter chocolate. Densely packed, concentrated and sweet, displaying terrific inner-mouth tension and Chambolle-like stony minerality. Finishes firmly tannic but not austere, with slowly rising length and very good grip. Classy, saline wine from vines that are now about 30 years old–and, in the opinion of van Canneyt, showing more depth than previously.” 89-92 Steve Tanzer

“Monsieur van Canneyt’s example of Petits Vougeots is often one of the most red fruity wines in the cellar, but this year, it follows the lead of its brethren and is quite black fruity in personality. The bouquet is pure and precise, wafting from the glass in a superb blend of black cherries, dark chocolate, a beautiful base of chalky soil tones, gamebird and just a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and impressively sappy at the core, with great transparency and balance, fine-grained tannins and a long, vibrant and energetic finish. This is going to be a lovely wine. 2023-2060. 91+.” John Gilman