BURGUNDY, FRANCE 2019
If there's a better-kept secret in Burgundy than Maison Edouard Delaunay, we haven't seen it.
How is it that this grand estate, which dates to the late 19th century and sits on some prime Burgundian plots, remains so under-the-radar for so many? A familiar story, and an unfortunate one: the vineyards had devolved to the point almost of ruin before Laurent Delaunay, Edouard's fifth-generation descendant, took them over and restored them. His intervention has been nothing short of dramatic — and, for savvy collectors who have watched Burgundy prices soar at the same rate as college tuitions in recent years, important. What Delaunay offers us, right now, is, truly, the best of both worlds: excellent, collectible wines that, because a reputation takes time to earn back, are wildly (and I do mean wildly) underpriced.
We're excited to introduce you to 6 from their vastly underrated portfolio, all from 2019: their 95-point Pommard 'Les Frémiers'; their 94-point Premier Cru Les Perrières (Nuits-St.-Georges); their 94-point Corton Rouge Grand Cru; their 93-point Vieilles Vignes Le Village (Chambolle-Musigny); their 93-point Vieilles Vignes Le Village (Nuits-St.-Georges); and their as-yet-unrated Vosne Romanee.
Karen McNeil was all over the 'Les Frémiers,' awarding it 95 points and comparing it to "a racehorse coming, full force, right out of the starting gate. Lots of earthiness and peatiness followed, plus notes of violets, cherries, and a delicious streak of salinity. Both dramatic and elegant, it was a wine none of us could stop drinking."
The Premier Cru Les Perrières and Corton Rouge Grand Cru sent Wine Enthusiast into similar swoons. "A wine with considerable finesse and sensuality, too," it wrote of the former, awarding 94 points and calling out "hints of truffle and violet petals" that "perfume bright, penetrating blackberry and cherry flavors" and "fine-grained" tannins that should keep it drinking "gorgeously well through 2040." The latter it hailed in a 94-point rave as a "powerfully fruity, penetrating red," a "concentrated wine" that is "held upright by mouthwatering acidity and stony, earthen undertones."
The publication was just as lyrical about the two Vieilles Vignes Le Village, declaring the Chambolle Musigny a "succulent," "hedonistic" Pinot Noir with "blossomy" perfume and "velvety tannins" and the Nuits-St.-Georges an "elegantly-structured," "penetrating," and "fresh-fruited expression of Nuits-St.-Georges."
Remember when a great and memorable bottle of Burgundy didn't break the bank?
It's been a while, right?
We hope you'll take advantage of these eye-popping prices to buy by the case ... and get ready to savor Burgundy's best-kept secret.
And remember, friends, we always buy direct and only source direct, so you can be certain that your wines will be delivered with pristine provenance.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2023. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Monday, May 1st, 2023.
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