Edouard Delaunay, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2019
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A magnificent wine with an expansive bouquet of raspberry and blueberry fruits, the palate reveals gorgeously sweet cassis and subtle spice notes. Powerful and velvety with seamless tannins, yet very refined with excellent definition, this could be cellared for a decade or more.
Founded in 1893, Delaunay is back in the ownership of fifth-generation Laurent Delaunay. The original négociant business, established by his great-great-grandfather Edouard, was one of the most prestigious names in Burgundy. They were the distributors of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and exclusive for La Romanée until the 1940s. Laurent purchased the business back from Jean Claude Boisset in 2017. This included the cellars next to their family home, Château de Charmont, in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. Laurent and wife Catherine have access to some of the best vineyards in the Côte d’Or. Each cuvée is treated individually allowing the wines to offer the purest expression of each terroir. Edouard Delaunay has produced another stunning 2020 vintage showing wonderful purity and complexity across the range.
The big winner: Burgundy’s ‘new face’ How Edouard Delaunay went from near oblivion three years ago to the most decorated producer at IWC2020.