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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Chardonnay (100%)
Tasting notes:Gorgeous straw yellow in colour. The first nose is redolent of honey and sourdough, a touch of hazelnut and vanilla sugar, opening up to fresh, airy scents of lemon verbena, fresh coriander and fresh herbs. Citrus nuances such as lemon and mandarin then surface, along with a delicate hint of vineyard peach. This is a rich, intense wine whose flavours will require a little time to reveal themselves. Very round start to the palate that is opulent but boasts pleasing, rather lively acidity. The flavours are reminiscent of vanilla and cane sugar. The finish features a delightful hint of citrus and a touch of salinity. This wine stands out for its balance between acidity and sucrosity that complement each other very well. Shows remarkable ageing potential.
Expert Rating: Jasper Morris: 91/100
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!
Purity and precision are the two keywords for us. My philosophy is really: listening, reading the terroir and the vines’ condition, trying to understand, and gently accompanying the natural evolution of the wine.
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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