Domaine Hudelot-Baillet Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2018

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Domaine Hudelot-Baillet Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2018
$89.99

SKU 02796

750ml Bottle

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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 the reins to his son-in-law Dominique Leguen, who had been working with him at the domaine since 1998. The viticultural philosophy is organic though the domaine is not technically certified. There are no insecticides used and sexual confusion is employed instead to combat problematic bugs. The harvest is performed manually with sorting work done in the vineyards and again at the cuverie if necessary. The fruit is 100% destemmed, and the new oak program averages 30% for the villages wines, 40% for the 1ers and 50% for the Bonnes Mares. The wines are given 12 to 18 months of élevage before being bottled, generally without fining or filtration. Hudelot describes his intended style as one of finesse, succinctly explaining that "all of my appellations are in Chambolle and finesse is what we do best."
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Chambolle-Musigny
Brand Domaine Hudelot-Baillet
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VinousThe 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes comes from 60- to 80-year-old vines and is matured in 25% new oak. It has more refinement and delineation on the nose compared to the regular village cru, offering blackberry, briar and touches of wild strawberry. The fresh palate delivers a superb line of acidity and almost sorbet-like freshness. Veins of orange zest and marmalade appear toward the vibrant finish. Superb. 92-94

Neal Martin, January 2020
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Wine AdvocateOffering up aromas of black cherries, cassis and sweet soil tones, deftly framed by a touch of new oak, the 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, with a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids, rich and powdery tannins and a long finish. This is a powerful but very nicely balanced Chambolle that will develop well in bottle.

William Kelley, April 30, 2020