The age of most of the vines in the Les Suchots vineyard of Hudelot-Noellat’s parcels are almost 90. A very interesting wine in deed.
Colour is translucent blood orange with transparent light-orange edges. Beautiful colour!
The nose is very closed and careful in the decanter even after six hours, but some typical rowan berries, distinct ginger, clove, white pepper, pastry, overripe red fruit jam, tiny notes of medicine cabin, but also very fragrant and intense red flowers combined with lovely and just a little sweet, seductive perfumes.
On the palate it is dominated by ripe, candid red fruit and there are notes of blood orange, ginger and some anise. It is slowly filling up to be medium-bodied and is actually quite generous if you can wait a day. Texture is very silky, supple and it is long with just enough structure to go all the way. At the same time it is a little thin and a little less complex than expected, but it possesses all the goodies and characteristics of this sacred wine area.
It is super-round and well balanced wine with finesse that Charles van Canneyt and his team offers in this vintage. Open in 2017.