DOMAINE LAUNAY-HORIOT

Available for our Mainland China-based clients.

By Florian Rossignol, February 2022

In Xavier Horiot you see a calm yet determined man – goal-oriented with a sense of precision. It’s a personality that no doubt served him well as a software engineer, and before that as a fighter pilot in the French Air Force. It took him many years to win control of his family domaine – something many people told him he would not achieve. But he did - after several years in French family court.

In our view, the wine world is better off because of his victory. The first vintage of Domaine Launay-Horiot was 2014s1 and it has not taken long to caught the attention from the press and critics, it was picked by Tim Atkin MW as his top 10 producers to watch.2
 
Our team first visited this domaine in June 2018 and we were was struck by the elegance of his Pommard since then. For us, to taste the 2017s in his cellar is to experience bright, clear wines of specific terroir character. We had chances to taste his wines from time to time for some years now and were reminded of how delicious and unique they are in their approachability. While a lot of us are used to the rustic-tannin character of Pommard that need at least ten years to resolve and come around, Xavier makes a completely different style with concentrated fruit and minerality but also delicate floral notes of violets and prominent bright fruit aromas. 

The domaine includes rare ownership of vines in Côte de Nuits grands crus vineyards Latricières-Chambertin and Chambertin itself, as it owns 0.16 ha of Chambertin located next to the vines of Lalou Bize-Leroy, so he makes a small production from them. His Latricières-Chambertin is fresh and airy, spicy and really long, elegant and intense on the palate. It’s a quintessential Latricières. The Chambertin has a wonderful expressive nose and very complex fruit characters, with good energy and length. These two grand crus are as wonderful as you might expect and will help gain him a following. 
 
After all this is a Pommard domaine, with some of the very best plots in the village – including a fine collection of 1ers Crus. We feel these are amongst the very best Pommard wines being made today. The ‘Perrières’ has a fine blackcurrant and red fruits expression, attractive freshness and fine tannins. ‘Chaponnières’ has fine fruit, a touch of savouriness, good depth and chalky tannins. ‘Rugiens Bas’ is vibrant with natural concentration and finesse, it needs a little more time for the oak to integrate. 

The grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes of 11 kg to arrive intact on the sorting tables. If the sorting tables are not ready, the small crates of bunches are kept in a cool room next door – everything is done to preserve quality here. Grapes are de-stemmed and carefully sorted on tables before being lifted for forklift (not pumped) to stainless steel fermentation vats. Fermentation takes place under temperature control, with pigeages and pump-overs once or twice per day. Wines are aged 12 to 16 months in barrels, 15% to 75% new, depending on the wine.

The Burgundy loving wine community, smart as it is, we are sure will discover the superb quality emanating from Domaine Launay-Horiot and eagerly seek its wines.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2016 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 2 2 4,000 BH95 HK
2016 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 2 2 4,500 BH95 SHOP
2017 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 7 7 4,500 BH93 HK
2017 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 4,500 BH93 SHOP
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 19 19 4,500 BH94 HK
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 23 23 4,500 BH95 HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 13 13 2,600 BH93 HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 3 3 2,600 BH93 SHOP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 9 9 2,600 BH94 HK
2017 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres' 750 BOTTLE 117 117 460 BH89 HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres' 750 BOTTLE 120 120 460 BH89 HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 460 BH89 SHOP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres' 750 BOTTLE 120 120 460 - HK
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres' 750 BOTTLE 120 120 460 - EP
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres' 750 BOTTLE 17 17 800 BH91 HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres' 750 BOTTLE 4 4 800 BH91 SHOP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres' 750 BOTTLE 120 120 800 BH91 HK
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres' 750 BOTTLE 48 48 800 - EP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos Blanc' 750 BOTTLE 21 21 800 BH91 HK
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos Blanc' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 800 BH91 SHOP
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos Blanc' 750 BOTTLE 12 12 800 - EP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Rugiens Bas' 750 BOTTLE 12 12 1,200 - HK
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Rugiens Bas' 750 BOTTLE 6 6 1,200 - EP
2016 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
4,000
Score
BH95
Location
HK
2016 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
BH95
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,500 / BTL 7 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
7
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
BH93
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,500 / BTL 19 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
19
Qty of btl
19
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
BH94
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,500 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
BH95
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,600 / BTL 13 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
13
Qty of btl
13
Btl price (HKD)
2,600
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 2,600 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
2,600
Score
BH93
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,600 / BTL 9 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
Btl price (HKD)
2,600
Score
BH94
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 460 / BTL 117 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
117
Qty of btl
117
Btl price (HKD)
460
Score
BH89
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 460 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
460
Score
BH89
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 460 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
460
Score
BH89
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 460 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
460
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 'Les Perrieres'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 460 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
460
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 800 / BTL 17 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
17
Qty of btl
17
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
BH91
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 800 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
BH91
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 800 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
BH91
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Chaponnieres'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 800 / BTL 48 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
48
Qty of btl
48
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos Blanc'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 800 / BTL 21 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
21
Qty of btl
21
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
BH91
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos Blanc'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 800 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
BH91
Location
SHOP
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Clos Blanc'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 800 / BTL 12 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
800
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Rugiens Bas'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 12 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Launay-Horiot - Pommard 1er Cru 'Rugiens Bas'
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 1,200 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
EP
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