Wine Advocate 93 points
"Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes has a delightful, crisp, delineated, beautifully poised bouquet with fine mineralité and tension. This is a top notch nose. The palate is seamless on the entry, silky smooth and utterly seductive, the acidity well judged. There remains some new oak to be absorbed, but there is plenty of fruit to absorb that with 4-5 years in bottle. This is a top notch "vin de garde" Chambolle-Musignny and there is not a great number of those this vintage." Tasted September 2016. Drink now until 2038
'There are nine barrels of the 2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Charmes this year. It has a natural, delineated bouquet with brambly red fruit and a light floral scents that possess natural charm. The palate is very intense with keen line of acidity. This a vivacious Charmes with plenty of energy and tension throughout, from start to finish. Glorious!' Neal Martin, December 2014
Producer: Domaine Hudelot-Baillet
Wine: 2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes. 2 parcels of 40 years & 80 year old vines
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Red fruit, minerals, oak and hint of herbs
Palate: Light floral notes with moderate concentration. Acidity, minerality, medium plus length.
Food: Coq au vin, duck, wild boar, boeuf bourguignon
Cellaring: Drink now or hold until 2038
Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits - Burgundy
Joel Hudelot-Baillet took over from his father Paul Hudelot in 1981,the domaine having originally been established several years earlier. Joel retired in 2004, passed the reins to his son-in-law Dominique Le Guen who had been working at the domaine since 1998. Domaine Hudelot-Baillet is an authentic Chambolle-Musigny estate with cellars in the town as well as holdings entirely within the appellation.
Today the estate is run by Dominique Le Guen, Joel’s son-in-law, who also served as the vineyard manager for Frederic Mugnier. Le Guen began working at his father-in-law’s estate in 1998 and took over the leadership role in 2004.
Chambolle-Musigny is a village appellation located in the Côte de Nuits ((Côte-d’Or) region which includes 24 Premiers Cru Climats. The producing commune is Chambolle-Musigny which also produces 2 appellations of Grand Crus: Musigny and Bonnes-Mares. On the label, the appellation Chambolle-Musigny and Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
This small village in the Côte de Nuits, formerly an adjunct of the Abbey of Cîteaux, is unwilling to expand its dwellings, so as not to encroaching on its precious vineyards (though it has given space to a lime-tree with a girth of 5 meters!).
Two superb appellations Grands Crus are grown here: BONNES-MARES, which links its vineyards to those of Morey-Saint-Denis, and MUSIGNY which overlooks the Clos de Vougeot. The village also boasts among its fine wines a prestigious Premier Cru, Les Amoureuses. Its AOC dates back to September 1936, making it one of the first French vineyards to be thus designated.
Information by: Burgundy Wines