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2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

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April 14, 2024 - $96

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RATINGS

90-92The Wine Advocate

...red cherry and crushed strawberry bouquet with veins of dried rose petal. The palate is crisp on the entry with grainy tannin, beautifully balanced with a poised, winsome finish and a saline aftertaste.

90+ John Gilman

...really refined and sappy... The bouquet is pure and utterly enchanting, offering up a sappy blend of red and black cherries, raw cocoa, lovely, chalky soil tones, gentle smokiness, floral tones and a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows excellent backend mineral drive, with a sappy core of fruit, modest tannins, tangy acids and impressive focus and grip on the long finish.

89-91Stephen Tanzer

Lovely lift and ripeness to the aromas of raspberry and smoky minerality. At once creamy and juicy, with intense purple fruit flavors complicated by saline minerality. Finishes with an impression of medicinal reserve.

16Jancis Robinson

...charming and evolved on the nose. Bitter red fruits and something distinctly chewy on the palate.

REGION

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

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

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.