Edouard Delaunay Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru "Aux Murgers"
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…
"Near the Vosne Romanée border, a stone’s throw from Aux Boudots which neighbours Les Malconsorts. This deep-rooted site betrays that Vosne regality. In 2019 there 20% whole bunches were used and 30% new oak. Aromas of juniper, currant, blueberry and cranberry leap out of the glass followed by pimenton and wild garlic. Palate is deep, plush and velvety, but shows great energy, vibrancy and concentration too. A real mouthful, hedonistic but with gravitas – different from Les Crots but will similarly benefit from time in the cellar." Tom Harrow, Wine Guru
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