Domaine Launay-Horiot Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres

Burgundy, France   |  Smooth Red   |  Pinot Noir   |  2020
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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2023

Domaine Launay-Horiot is new to the Honest Grapes list but the noise coming from this little Domaine was too loud to ignore. The consistency of quality over the past few vintages has culminated in something truly remarkable in 2020 and that is why we can no longer keep him off our list. Likened to Armand Rousseau by Neal Martin and one to watch in this unique vintage, this highly decorated ex-Air Force fighter pilot must be one of the most remarkable stories in the Côte d’Or.


Saving the family domaine, which dates back to the 18th century, Xavier Horiot fought an 11yr court battle with family members to keep the estate and reignite the work left by his beloved grandfather. In only his 6th vintage, this quietly spoken national hero only expresses his gratefulness for being able to farm his grandfather’s land. It was a joy to meet Xavier back in November and his calm, focused nature truly reflects the elegance and precision of the wines he makes.


"There was occasionally a clarity that reminded me of Armand Rousseau" Neal Martin on Domaine Launay Horiot


From the Volnay side of Pommard, just below Rugiens-Bas, there is more structure and weight with bold aromas bursting from the glass. Very cool and clean, blue and dark fruit is tempered with wet stone minerality and slight hints of the spice trying to get out appear on the finish. There is intense power being restrained, clearly demonstrating the time required to get the best out of this 1er Cru. This is a very smart wine that punches well above its weight. Nick Daniell, Club Wine Buyer

13.5% alcohol. The fruit is clearly ripe but less exaggerated than the Pommard Perrières. Concentrated dark purple. Deep raspberry with some lush strawberry notes, very sensual, neither the same heat nor tannins, and very good length. This will develop into an extremely fine Pommard. Tasted: December 2021 92pts Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

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  GrowerDomaine Launay-Horiot
  Custom Stock StatusPre-Order
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2020
  CountryFrance
  RegionBurgundy
  GrapePinot Noir
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleSmooth Red
  OakMildly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry

Domaine Launay-Horiot

"There was occasionally a clarity that reminded me of Armand Rousseau" Neal Martin on Domaine Launay Horiot


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