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2009 Alain Hudelot-Noellat - Richebourg

  • 94 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 57574-2009-750-2B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Full medium red. Sweet, deep aromas of raspberry, strawberry and smoky minerality. Large-scaled, seamless and wonderfully full but still very young, with dark berry and crushed stone flavors complemented by brown spices and saline soil tones. Most impressive today on the very long, firm finish, which features extremely fine tannins. (The Suchots shows a higher-pitched floral character today, but these tannins are nobler and riper.) This should reward extended bottle aging. Indeed, Charles van Canneyt believes that, despite the dominant warm-vintage character shown by so many 2009s in the early gong, |the terroirs will come back after 10 or 12 years.|
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2009 Richebourg shows marvelous persistence, depth and power. Not surprisingly, this is a rather inward, tightly coiled wine. With time in the glass, endless nuances of sweet herbs, mint, anise and crushed flowers add complexity to the fruit. This shows terrific depth and incisiveness in a totally convincing style.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 97

    nose less expressive than RSV , but this is a big wine with great depth and complexity. firm but refined tannic backbone. fantastic.
    Drink Dates: 2025-2050
    Author: Adrian W

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 35 bottles owned
  • 4 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 4 collectors)