Wine Advocate, 91-93 points
'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 2026
Domaine Hudelot-Baillet, Chambolle-Musigny - Burgundy (Cote de Nuits)
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.