2013 DOMAINE HUDELOT-NOELLAT

Located in the village of Vougeot, this large estate has long had the ingredients for success – old vines, some dating from the 1920s, and plots in some of the Cote d’Or’s finest vineyards, including prize holdings in Clos Vougeot, Romanee Saint Vivant and Richebourg. When I first visited the region, in 2006, this deep, cold and almost austere cellar was home to good value, solid, if slightly middle-of–the-road red Burgundies. Today, as you probably know, they are regarded as producing some of the best examples of each of their appellations.