Jancis Robinson 15.5 Points
Producer: Domaine Hudelot-Baillet
Wine: 2014 Chambolle-Musigny
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Concentrated blueberry and ripe sweet fruit with a hint of spice
Palate: Better balance, with the oak less evident but finishes rather dry
Food: Duck with cherry sauce, ripe cheese, roasted lamb
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2024
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.