Edouard Delaunay Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 'les Crots'
Laurent set about to catapult these wines into the stratosphere and after sweeping up at the IWC 2020 awards for their incredible 2019s, one could argue, they may have reached space itself! They were in fact the biggest winner at the awards, picking up 8 trophies, Red Winemaker of the Year (for the wonderful Christophe Briotet), as well as 15 gold, 30 silver and 7 bronze medals. Safe to say, club members lapped up last year’s allocations and the staff too have been enjoying Laurent’s wines throughout the year. It is with great pleasure therefore that I can offer these brilliant wines. Best vintage yet? We certainly wouldn’t bet against it…
Every cuvée is treated individually, without a set formula for quantity of new oak, or amount of whole bunches used, which allows each wine to offer a true and deeply satisfying expression of the individual terroirs and vintage. What we have is absolutely everything we love about Burgundy. A real sense of place.
A high and stony slope to the west of the village, with very shallow soils leading straight on to the bedrock. Grapes are organic and aged in 30% new oak.Dark and brooding berry fruits, cacao nibs, dried violets and smoke. Palate is full of stones, salt and freshness – like a plunge in a cold rockpool. Really quite visceral and muscular, with juniper and currants, bounded by sweeter cherry tobacco tannins, this cuvée takes a year or two to show charm and polish but when it blossoms it will be a head-turner I guarantee."Tom Harrow, Wine Guru
"Organic since last year. Dark purple, rich ripe fruit, not yet stabilised after a late malolactic. Definitely on the plummy side but with a fresher feel behind. There is a sight volatility but the wine has not yet cleaned up. Should be attractive." Tasted: December 2021 90-93, Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy
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The consistent balance of succulence and focus, sweetness and salinity, authenticity and sophistication shows that there are great things ahead for Maison Delaunay.
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