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Community Tasting Notes (4) Avg Score: 90.5 points

  • Brownish already, elegance wine dominated by earthy and smokey notes. Not very complex midle part, lightly in style and you have to dig to find the nose. Lacking fruit. However the aftertaste is long and shows the class. Difficult to see this wine develop further.

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  • A bit of a mixed bag. Starting to brown a bit, which was surprising; maybe bottle was slightly off. Nicely acidic and red-fruited. Some pleasant tannins on the finish. Fairly one-dimensional, though, and a now+ 5-year wine it seems. Have some additional bottles, so will revisit soon.

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  • light ruby/garnet colour. Great nose offering up ripe small red fruits, spice,and rose petal. Lovely ripe fruit with great balance of mineral acidity and fine silky tannins, epegant, feminine but mouth filing and very satisfying. VG for 07.

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  • I served this blind and the poor victim naturally went wrong. I would have too. If you read all the literature there is about Beaumonts, there is no way that you would nail this one. The Hudelot-Noëllat example is transparent and elegant, with sweet earthy flavours. They say a Beaumonts is unyielding in its youth and that it needs at least 10 years in bottle. This one is open for business already. The lesson is again and again that the producers style is more of a determinant that the vineyard.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2009, IWC Issue #143, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Hudelot Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts) Subscribe to see review text.


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