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2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes

ITEM 7960746 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $195
Item Sold Amount Date
I7966015 2 $195 Oct 3, 2021
I7934881 1 $195 Aug 29, 2021
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RATINGS

92-94The Wine Advocate

...one of the high points of the range this year, unwinding to reveal a lovely bouquet of cherries, raspberries, orange rind, grilled squab, peonies, warm spices and espresso roast. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, with excellent concentration, lively acids and rich structuring tannins. This is the finest Charmes I've tasted at this address, and it comes warmly recommended.

90-92Vinous / IWC

...pure, pretty bouquet of red cherries, crushed strawberry and orange blossom. The vibrant, fresh palate is elegant and airy, without massive structure or grip. The finish shows good delineation...

90-93Burghound.com

...nose combines both upper and lower register aromas that include pomegranate, plum, cassis and essence of raspberry where there is a top note of violet. The vibrant, sleek and refined medium weight flavors possess fine mid-palate concentration along with impressive power in terms of what is typical for Charmes, all wrapped in a sappy, long and balanced finale.

16Jancis Robinson

Deepish crimson. Pretty ripe on the nose, towards the sweetness of dried red fruits. Matched on the palate... ...offers a deal of pleasure. Balanced and persistent.

PRODUCER

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat is in Vougeot, Burgundy. The 30-acre estate was owned and operated by Alain Hudelot-Noellat for many decades. Today it is run by Alain's grandson Charles, who trained in oenology at Djjon University. Included are grand cru parcels in Clos de Vougeot, Romanee-St.-Vivant and Richebourg. Other plots are mostly premier cru. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the estate produces “extremely seductive, creamy wines that have a vivid, well-focused, rich fruitiness, and good body.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Chambolle-Musigny, Les Charmes

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.