Edouard Delaunay Nuits Saint Georges 1Er Cru 'Les Crots' 2017
and was one of the sole distributors of DRC and exclusively of La Romanée until
the 1940s. Sold to Jean Claude Boisset in the 1990s, the maison was reborn in
2017 when winemaker and fifth generation, Laurent Delaunay, purchased back the
name, and winery and cellars next to the family home Chateau de Chaumont.
Laurent and wife Catherine have accessed some excellent vineyard sites across
the Cote d’Or, including a gem in Petit-Vougeots, and right up to
Griottes-Chambertin, recently presenting their 2017s in November to great
acclaim. 2018 will be the first vintage to be offered en primeur from the
self-proclaimed “most atypical of the fine wine houses of Burgundy” and Honest
Grapes is delighted to be amongst a select handful of merchants to partner with
the maison to do so.
Straight on the rocks here. Medium density of purple. Dark fruit herewith a
certain sweetness of character but does not stop the wine being quite elegant.
Smooth and classy with more at the back than on the initial attack. Very nice
Nuits for the medium term. 91-94/100, Jasper Morris MW
Initially quite a beefy, cedary nose and then tight bunched black cherries and
berries unfurl. Palate is concentrated, dark, spicy and brooding with
well-shaped, rich but salty tannins that drive the palate to a tapered finish
with some tapenade and toast. Pretty serious stuff from this cooler, very stony
site. Tom, Wine Guru
16/20, La Revue des Vins de France