The quintessence of great Burgundy! - 2012 Hudelot-Noellat: Chambolle-Musigny & Vosne-Romannee

Posted by Ian McFadden

"The quintessence of great Burgundy!" -John Gilman
2012 Hudelot-Noëllat:

Hudelot-Noëllat is one of the most exciting domaines in Burgundy.

Since the arrival of Charles Van Canneyt, the wines of Hudelot-Noëllat have reached a whole new level and savvy Burgundy collectors are chasing them down.

I'm going to keep this short - Hudelot-Noëllat is on fire right now. These are limited and will disappear.

The quality of Hudelot-Noëllat's villages wines is shocking in 2012.

We've been watching Hudelot-Noëllat's rapid rise through the ranks of elite Burgundy. With that said, the 2012s stand out: they represent the result of an insane amount of momentum meeting the right vintage. The 2012s reached a new level of clarity and elegance.

John Gilman echoes our feelings when he writes: "This is a beautifully pure, transparent and elegant set of wines that are absolutely the quintessence of great Burgundy!"

One of the most exciting things about Hudelot-Noëllat is that pricing hasn't caught up with quality.

This translates to some of the best values we know for Chambolle-Musigny and Vosne-Romanée.

Out of all of Burgundy's villages, Chambolle is the easiest to fall for. And the prices certainly reflect this. Finding a good village Chambolle under the $70 range is very difficult. Chambolle is so loved because of the way it delivers finesse, perfume and silken elegance. Hudelot-Noëllat produces luxurious Burgundies that capture all of the sensual, heartbreaking qualities of Chambolle. They are immediately enjoyable, but not over-the-top: they are balanced and energetic with impressive focus and firm structures.

If Chambolle is silk, than Vosne is velvet. Hudelot-Noëllat's Vosne combines a seductive texture with dark fruits, spice and earth that make the wines of this village so compelling. Again, finding compelling Vosne at affordable pricing is very difficult and Hudelot-Noëllat really delivers.

I'm going to wrap this up. As I said, these are gorgeous Burgundies that people are really excited about. People have been calling us up for 6-packs and cases. I expect these to be gone before the weekend is over. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

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

2012 Hudelot-Noëllat