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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
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Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru Murgers
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots