2018 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

SKU #1540144 95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Hudelot-Noëllat's 0.8ha holding is made up of two parcels, both of them in the best bit of the Grand Cru. Aged in 40% new wood, this is a not a blockbuster style by any means, emphasizing freshness, balance and harmony instead. Floral, racy and supple, it has well-integrated 40% new wood, some vanilla spice and a poised, elegant finish. (TA) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Aromas of wild berries, spices, peonies, dark chocolate and subtle hints of grilled meats introduce the 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, a full-bodied, deep and broad-shouldered wine that's deep, concentrated and reserved. It had a late malolactic, making this one of the more backward cuvées in the cellar. (WK) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Noticeable wood is present here as well on the discreetly spicy mix of red and dark currant, earth and a touch of forest floor. There is excellent intensity to the larger-scaled and mouthcoating flavors that flash outstanding power on the focused, long and very serious finish. In much the same fashion as the Malconsorts, the supporting tannins are relatively fine-grained which prevents this from seeming unduly rustic. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

91-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is the one cru that did not "click" with me out of barrel, coming across a little sullen compared to the Vosne Premier Crus. The palate is better thanks to the fine, slightly chalky tannins and the almost racy acidity that lends so much freshness and nervosité on the finish. Once the aromatics meld together, as I am sure they will do by the time of bottling, this should evolve into a fine Clos de Vougeot. (NM) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark Though the 2018 Clos Vougeot from Charles van Canneyt is just about as ripe as the Malconsorts, it is completely different stylistically, and while the gorgeous Malconsorts wears its heart on its sleeve already, this Clos Vougeot is deep, muscular and reserved in personality and is going to need plenty of bottle age to blossom. The bouquet has plenty of fine elements in its mix of plums, red and black cherries, woodsmoke, chocolate, a good base of soil and cedary oak. On the palate the wine is broad-shouldered and rock solid at the core, with plenty of muscle and depth, firm, well-integrated tannins and a very long, ripe and potentially complex finish. This will be very good, but it is a puppy today and needs to be left alone in the cellar for a good fifteen years before it will start to stir. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

K&L Notes

93-96pts Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Fairly intense purple with a heady yet classy nose. This has a tightly wound concentration of red fruit, just the right level of oak, refined tannins, a fresh feel to finish."

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