Domaine Hudelot Baillet

Hudelot-Baillet is a 21-acre domaine in the Chambolle-Musigny region. It was founded in 1981 when Joel Hudelot inherited land from his father, Paul Hudelot, a much admired winemaker. The Hudelots have been making wine in Côte des Nuits for four generations, and today Hudelot-Baillet is run by Dominique Leguen, Joel's son-in-law. Leguen is also vineyard manager for Frederic Mugnier. The estate has a grand cru parcel in Bonnes-Mares, and premier crus in Chambolle-Musigny, as well as village wines.

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.

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Hudelot-Baillet Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc 13
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-90 "The 2013 Borgogne Haute Côtes de Nuits Blanc, which was harvested later in the week of harvest around October 11 and cropped at 30 hectolilters per hectare, possesses a vivacious bouquet that is more complex than the Bourgogne Blanc with lovely peachy/apricot scents. The palate

Hudelot-Baillet 'Vieilles Vignes' Chambolle Musigny 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The 2013 Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes has a much more backward, introspective bouquet compared to the Village Cru at the moment, but there is an attractive brine influence here. The palate is silky smooth and very well balanced. There is good substance here, a solid

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet Chambolle Musigny 2012
" Domaine Hudelot-Baillet is a true Chambolle-Musigny producer with cellars in the town as well as holdings entirely within the appellation. The domaine was created in 1981 by Joël Hudelot (inherited largely from his father Paul) and his wife Chantal Baillet. Joël retired in 2004 and passed along

Hudelot-Baillet 'Vieilles Vignes' Chambolle Musigny 2012
" Domaine Hudelot-Baillet is a true Chambolle-Musigny producer with cellars in the town as well as holdings entirely within the appellation. The domaine was created in 1981 by Joël Hudelot (inherited largely from his father Paul) and his wife Chantal Baillet. Joël retired in 2004 and passed along

Hudelot-Baillet 'Vieilles Vignes' Chambolle Musigny 2011
Allen Meadows 88-90 "Mild reduction knocks down the nose though there is good freshness and punch to the more obviously concentrated medium-bodied flavors that exude both earth and mineral nuances. This is not especially elegant but there is very good underlying material and fine energy and

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet Chambolle Musigny 2011
89  Burghound 
Allen Meadows Burghound 89 "An attractively fresh nose is comprised of red and black pinot fruit, plum and wet stone hints. The round and naturally sweet middle weight flavors possess good punch on the lightly mineral-infused, balanced and solidly persistent finish. A good villages fashioned in a