Edouard Delaunay Echézeaux Grand Cru

Burgundy, France   |  Pinot Noir   |  2019
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Over the hills and far away to the Haut Cotes…. And a kaleidoscopic tasting with Laurent Delaunay at the family’s beautiful Chateau de Charmont. 28 wines tried – from Bourgogne Aligoté (absolutely outstanding – who needs Chardonnay?!?) right through to Echezeaux and Clos Vougeot, with many highlights across appellations and crus. The choice of parcels, and pragmatic approach – where every cuvée is treated individually without a set formula for quantity of new oak, or amount of whole bunches used etc, allows each wine to offer a true and deeply satisfying expression of the terroirs. Whilst the strength in Nuits Saint Georges is especially noticeable, there are some absolute gems throughout – and the consistent balance of succulence and focus, sweetness and salinity, authenticity and sophistication shows that there are great things ahead for Maison Delaunay. Watch out for Laurent picking some of his top under the radar wines for us and elsewhere explaining why we should embrace his passion for Nuits Saint Georges…

"From a parcel in the middle of the vineyard, at the top of the hill, next to Meo Camuzet’s vines, where historically the most elegant is made on the poor, thin soils covering the hard limestone. Two barrels were made with 20% whole bunches, and 50% new oak Exotic perfume of wild strawberries, roses, Turkish Delight, and stone dust on the breeze, then a deeper sweeter morello cherry note and something medicinal. The concentration on the palate and succulence is very focussing and the tannins are really silky and long. Pure and perfumed, but with a proper backbone. This is very lovely but has gravitas too."
Tom Harrow, Wine Guru

"Two barrels one new from Les Rouges du Bas. Destemmed. Mid-purple with a fresher nose, some elegance here. Sweet raspberry, some nutty notes, balanced and elegant, lively and lacy, soft in style but with the necessary length and class. Tasted: October 2020"
93-95 pts, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

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  Grower Edouard Delaunay
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2019
  Bottle or Case? Price by the Case
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines

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