Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges les Murgers 2009
Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat
Alain Hudelot owns some fantastic vineyards and makes his wines in a natural style. He is now assisted by cellar master Vincent Mugnier. There is no green harvest. Alain allows the grapes to ripen to full phenolic maturity, retains some stems, ferments using natural yeasts and employs an extended maceration. While many of the wines see new oak, the wines show a wonderful purity of fruit and the barrel spice is always well integrated.
This is quite ripe without being surmature with spicy earthy red and black fruit aromas trimmed in a bit of wood that are in keeping with the big, rich and sleekly muscled flavors that possess a lovely natural sweetness on the powerful and driving finish. This isn't as elegant as the Vosne 1er trio but there's plenty here to admire plus it should reward up to a decade of cellar slumber. Score range: 89-92 Comments: Outstanding Drink: 2014Score: 92. —Allen Meadows, January 01, 2008.
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