Hudelot-Noellat: More 09 Red Burgundy Within Reach

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2009 Hudelot-Noëllat
Clos Vougeot, Nuits St. Georges 1er Murgers,
Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Suchots, Vosne-Romanée
2009 Burgundy within Reach

"Hudelot-Hudelot-Noëllat deserves greater recognition."
-Clive Coates, Côte d'Or

The conversation started out over a bottle of 2009 Hudelot-Noëllat Nuits-St-Georges 1er Les Murgers that was smoking - seriously one of the sexiest, dark-fruited bombshells to emerge from this humble commune in quite a while - and it went like this: why don't people talk about these wines more?

Then, later, reading through Mr. Clive Coates' thoughts we came across a similar sentiment, quoted above: "This is an estate that deserves greater recognition."

It could very well be that 2009 will be a break-out vintage at this estate (worthy successors to the 1998s and 2005s) because the wines are spectacular. They are show-stoppers, opulent, deep and complicated yet with a style and sex appeal that is unmistakable. (Want more on 2009 Burgundy? Read volume I of Crush Press, with quotes from Robert Bohr, John Gilman and more.)

The 2009 Hudelot-Noëllat's are rather luxurious Burgundies, and while they may appeal to the fan of new world Pinot Noir they are not over-the-top, they are balanced and energetic with impressive focus (check out the Burghound’s tasting notes for each wine, below, for further evidence).

To put them in some Burgundian context: They are deep and juicy and pure with obvious similarities to Mugneret-Gibourg (both estates make beautiful Clos Vougeots) and the richer reds of Prieur and Mugnier.

In 2009 however, especially in the context of the big numbers the top wines are fetching, the Hudelot-Noëllat collection represents significant value, across the board.

We'll give you one example. Their Clos Vougeot, which Coates calls “one of the best from the variable climat," today clocks in at $150. Compare to like-quality 2009 Clos Vougeots: Drouhin's comes in somewhere around $200+. If you can find a few bottles of Mugneret-Gibourg's Clos Vougeot expect to pay well over $300.

The 2009 Hudelot-Noëllats are for the serious and savvy Burg collector.

See the entire collection below. The Burghound reviews for each wine are listed. Quantities are very limited; please note that preference for the more allocated bottles will go to balanced orders.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2009 Hudelot-Noëllat

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Burghound: "Here the nose isn't quite as pretty but it's much spicier with red currant and plum aromas that blend gracefully into the supple and round medium-bodied flavors that manage to retain a fine sense of underlying detail on the intense and focused finish. This possesses a relatively sophisticated mouth feel for a villages."

Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru Murgers

Burghound: "A soft touch of wood frames ripe and mostly red fruit aromas that are cut with plenty of earth and spice notes, both of which are also reflected by the fleshy and quite generous middle weight plus flavors that offer excellent mid-palate concentration and a seductively textured finish that is slightly sweet."

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Burghound: "A highly complex and very Vosne nose features moderate wood influence along with abundant spice notes on the red currant, plum and black cherry fruit and violet suffused aromas that are very much in keeping with the rich, seductive and velvety-textured flavors. This is quite suave but there is fine definition, focus and excellent length."

Clos Vougeot

Burghound: "A moderately floral nose speaks of wood spice, pungent earth and freshly crushed red currant aromas that precede the big-bodied and powerful flavors that possess real verve on the well-defined, intense and balanced finish. This is relatively fine for a classic Clos de Vougeot and there is less youthful austerity than is typical."