Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: The nose is exceptionally intense and powerful, with nuances of cherry, blueberry, gingerbread and cinnamon. Lovely start to the palate that is airy, velvety, dense and delicate. Flavours of jam and raspberry liqueur are complemented by perfectly integrated acidity. Slightly mineral on the finish with notes of graphite that are typical of this terroir.
Expert Rating: Neil Beckett 95-96/100
About the winery: The Delaunay story is absolutely unique!
25 years earlier, the Delaunay family sold the family premium wine estate. A couple of years ago, Laurent Delaunay, the 5th generation of a family of winemakers and négociants, is re-appropriating his family’s history!
After a few years of intense work at the cellar by Laurent, we can tell : Delaunay is back on the very front of the scene with nicest appellations, superb juices.
The Revival of the House
The revival of the House of Edouard Delaunay began three years ago when Laurent, great grandson of the founder, bought back the winery, brand and cellar and added them to Chateau de Charmont, in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits, purchased in 2007.
His ambition has been to return it to its former glory and make Edouard Delaunay a leading Burgundian wine house once more. He has done that, and then some!
Griotte-Chambertin, the rarest and smallest of Gevrey-Chambertin’s Grand Crus, was the emblematic wine of the House of Edouard Delaunay for many years, until the early 1990s. And so, it is with great emotion and pride that we present this absolute rarity that we never imagined possible for us to be able to offer again.
The 3 IWC trophy of best wine maker won by Christophe Briotet, the wine maker of Maison Edouard Delaunay. He is the only one in the world to have one such trophy for 3 consecutive years.
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