2017 Albert Bichot Chablis Les Vaucopins Domaine Long-Depaquit 1er Cru [Future Arrival]
There is a lovely combination of vibrancy and richness to the middle weight flavors that manage to remain reasonably well..
Arriving October/November 2019.
Out of stock
“Les Vaucopins” is a Premier Cru that is quite unique within the wide range of the Long-Depaquit estate’s wines. Located on the right bank of the Serein River, this vineyard is in the commune of Chichée, 3 kilometres east of Chablis. Its terroir has an uncanny resemblance to the Grand Crus: southern exposure, steep slopes and numerous Kimmeridgian outcrops. Consequently, the subsoil lends these wines a very specific personality. With its noble origin and often warmer than average conditions for this terroir, this high-end Premier Cru has definite promise and potential.
This wine features an expressive, rather powerful nose that is predominantly mineral. Milk caramel notes combine with elegant, refined nuances of oak. A hint of sucrosity on the palate with flavours of candied fruit, apricot, and quince. This beautiful, full-bodied wine finishes on a generous, slightly acidic note. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Spectactor (WS)
This is lean and tight, with lemon, apple and light earth and stone flavors. Not flashy, but persists on the long finish. Drink now through 2024. 334 cases imported.
This too offers plenty of classic Chablis character with its range of aromas that include quinine, petrol, iodine and white floral elements. There is a lovely combination of vibrancy and richness to the middle weight flavors that manage to remain reasonably well-detailed on the ever-so-mildly warm finish.
-Allen Meadows (10/15/2018)
James Suckling (JS)
Quite a generous style of Chablis with ripe-pear character. But, with some time and air, this also reveals some earthy depths and the long, mineral finish shows great promise for the future. Better from 2020.
-James SUckling (02/12/2019)