2017 Albert Bichot Chablis Les Clos Domaine Long-Depaquit Grand Cru [Future Arrival]
There is excellent intensity and muscle to the succulent, powerful and markedly rich big-bodied flavors that are supported by a firm…
Arriving October/November 2019.
Out of stock
“Les Clos” is in terms of surface area the biggest of the Chablis Grand Cru vineyards. It has a south-east exposure (setting sun). We are privileged to own two vineyards here, with a total of almost 4 acres, which allows us to blend grapes with two very different yet complementary profiles. The first vineyard is located at mid-slope and benefits from slightly higher temperatures than the second, which is located at the top of the slope, protected from the north winds by the nearby forest. The two plots once again reveal that Burgundy is the kingdom of “terroirs”. The first plot at mid-slope generally provides deeper, richer, fleshier wines whereas the second plot produces wines with greater acidity and tension. It is the blending of the two that lends our “Les Clos” all of its complexity.
The differences between our two plots can be detected throughout the tasting experience. The nose skilfully combines floral notes from the higher of the two plots with almond and hazelnut notes from the mid-slope vineyard. The palate is full-bodied and structured with pleasing acidity that is not overpowering. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Lush in texture and packed with juicy peach, apple and pastry flavors, this white is charming. Shows good cut underneath and a vein of mineral that should emerge with short-term aging. Drink now through 2024. 126 cases imported. —BS (08/31/2019)
The wood regimen is much more completely integrated today and much more easily allows the aromas of sea breeze, shell fish, petrol and mineral reduction to be appreciated. There is excellent intensity and muscle to the succulent, powerful and markedly rich big-bodied flavors that are supported by a firm acid spine on the clean, dry and focused finale. This will need at least a few years but should be lovely in time.
-Allen Meadows (10/15/2018)
James Suckling (JS)
The nose of this classic, medium-bodied Chablis is extremely subtle with plenty of oyster shell, dried lemon peel and iodine. Concentrated and elegant, but with lovely succulence on the mid palate, then a long and pristine mineral finish. Drink or hold. -James Suckling (02/12/2019)