Edouard Delaunay Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Referts"
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…
"Laurent made just two barrels from this simply sumptuous cru, bordering Meursault 1er Cru ‘Charmes’ and with similarly deep marl soils. The vines are forty years old vines and this gives some rigour to the richness. This was a smash hit from first waft to the last vestige of its extended finish. I first fell in love with white Burgundy in 2000 thanks to a 1996 JM Boillot Puligny 1er Cru ‘Referts’ – and this took me right back to those salad days and my innocent and eager palate! This is proper Puligny, for all its hedonistic swagger, the nose has a real focus and draws you in – cerebral and fine. Silky mouthfeel, pure and long, and a great depth of penetrating orchard fruits smashed on clean white stone. BUY BUY BUY! (But leave me a case)" Tom Harrow, Wine Guru
"Mid lemon colour, a bouquet with elegance and some weight, summer flowers, a little white fruit, a bit of Meursault style flesh behind, white fruit still, then warmer at the finish but with a good thread of acidity, a touch of salinity, and nicely persistent. Tasted: October 2020" 91-94 pts, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
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