Founded in 1981 by Joel Hudelot and his wife Chantal Baillet, Domaine Hudelot-Baillet is located solely within Chambolle-Musigny. In 1998, Dominque Le Guen, son-in-law and eventual heir joined the winery and has since been developing the quality and style of the wines to an enviable level. Christophe Roumier has declared Le Guen as a"vigneron to watch"within the appellation. Offering a more mineral expression of the terroir, this wine comes from vines averaging 25 years in age. Once destemmed at the winery, the grapes go through the pre-fermentation maceration and then are punched down and pumped over to avoid over-extraction. Aging occurs over 18 months in 30% new and 70% one-year-old oak barrels.
Reviews 92 points Wine Advocate "...mingling aromas of cherries and black raspberries with hints of licorice and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it has a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids and powdery tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish. (WK)"