Edouard Delaunay Vougeot 1er Cru 'les Petits Vougeots'
Founded in 1893, the house of Delaunay became a prestigious and prolific estate and was one of the sole distributors of DRC and exclusively of La Romanée until the 1940s. Sold to Jean Claude Boisset in the 1990s, the maison was reborn in 2017 when winemaker and fifth generation, Laurent Delaunay, purchased back the name, and winery and cellars next to the family home Chateau de Chaumont. Laurent and wife Catherine have accessed some excellent vineyard sites across the Cote d’Or, including a gem in Petit-Vougeots, and right up to Griottes-Chambertin, recently presenting their 2017s in November to great acclaim. 2018 will be the first vintage to be offered en primeur from the self-proclaimed “most atypical of the fine wine houses of Burgundy” and Honest Grapes is delighted to be amongst a select handful of merchants to partner with the maison to do so.
A fascinating vineyard – bordered by Musigny to the west, Amoureuses to the north and Clos Vougeot to the south, this is the smallest Premier Cru vineyard in the Cotes de Nuits and is a real rare diamond. Its still more in the rough currently, with a dark and blocky nose, four square, with a touch of rubber plant to the bruised and brooding fruit. Palate is chocolatey and compact and needs time to expand and knit together, which I’m sure it will. Tom, Wine Guru
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