TN: 2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée

  • 2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée (1/11/2022)
    Hudelot-Noellat rarely disappoints, but I have to say I don’t love this wine. I thought I was going to, as on first pour there was a purity that promised good things. Then, over the next couple of hours those good things never really showed up. Given the reputation of 2018 I expected to have to parse through some fat, some excess fleshiness in the wine. Instead it presented emptiness. A lack of depth on the palate and merely faint aromatic impressions. My food tasted just fine, so it wasn’t me. The wine just fell flat. I left 1/2 of the bottle to check in tomorrow. Hopefully it’s just closing down and grumpy.

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I had a similar impression, and even wondered if the wine was sound. I’ve only had these since 2012 but it was my least favorite I’ve tried. Good luck with the leftovers, I still have a bottle or two.

It’s sound. Finishing up my last sips now, and the tannic spine is impressive. I wonder if it is already shutting down.

I tried this almost exactly a year ago. It was showing high-toned red fruit, florals; there was a lot to like. Perhaps it is indeed shutting down

I had this last year and it’s pretty consistent with my view of 2018. And I’m a big fan of Charles’s wines - one of the best wines I had last year was one of his RSV’s.