Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.28 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
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9.3

(aged in about 40% new oak, a bit less than in recent vintages): Medium red with modest saturation. Aromas of black raspberry, leather and earth are less pristine than those of today's wines. Creamy-sweet and spicy in the mouth, with a slightly high-toned quality to its fat flavors of red berries, red cherry, underbrush and leather. Can't match the punch of today's Hudelot-Noëllat wines but finishes spicy and very long, with a suggestion of rusticity and slightly edgy tannins that eventually turn a bit dry. Charles van Canneyt, who did not begin vinifying until 2009, following the retirement of his grandfather Alain Hudelot-Noëllat the previous year, noted that the estate's grapes were totally destemmed back in '99, then crushed and pumped back into cuves, an approach that he said could extract bitter tannins if the seeds were green. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

(aged in about 40% new oak, a bit less than in recent vintages): Medium red with modest saturation. Aromas of black raspberry, leather and earth are less pristine than those of today's wines. Creamy-sweet and spicy in the mouth, with a slightly high-toned quality to its fat flavors of red berries, red cherry, underbrush and leather. Can't match the punch of today's Hudelot-Noëllat wines but finishes spicy and very long, with a suggestion of rusticity and slightly edgy tannins that eventually turn a bit dry. Charles van Canneyt, who did not begin vinifying until 2009, following the retirement of his grandfather Alain Hudelot-Noëllat the previous year, noted that the estate's grapes were totally destemmed back in '99, then crushed and pumped back into cuves, an approach that he said could extract bitter tannins if the seeds were green. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 14th, 2018
Scott Claffee

Yum.

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Amy Ray

We sacrificed my bottle with the cheese course. Give the '99 more time - obviously - and goodness will it repay your patience.

We sacrificed my bottle with the cheese course. Give the '99 more time - obviously - and goodness will it repay your patience.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
La Paulée

Daniel Johnnes' Celebration of Burgundy

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Feb 27th, 2015
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

Corked

Corked

Nov 6th, 2014
Ron Siegel

Zachys BYO

Zachys BYO

Mar 6th, 2018
Nicole Reimers

Really disappointing. Mysteriously uninteresting. Was expecting great things but barely reminded me of richebourg

Really disappointing. Mysteriously uninteresting. Was expecting great things but barely reminded me of richebourg

Sep 30th, 2014
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.5

Jason had this 2 years ago

Jason had this 2 years ago

Feb 13th, 2017
Amanda Crawford

President Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.6

Amanda had this 4 years ago

Amanda had this 4 years ago

Jul 19th, 2015
Ron Siegel

Ron had this a year ago

Ron had this a year ago

Dec 13th, 2017