2017 Albert Bichot Chablis Les Vaudésirs Domaine Long-Depaquit Grand Cru [Future Arrival]
The exceptionally rich and opulent flavors possess so much dry extract that the mouth feel is almost unctuous though the supporting acidity is sufficiently…
Arriving October/November 2019.
Out of stock
At the heart of the Grand Cru area, the Vaudésirs valley (Vallée des Vaudésirs) is a textbook example of the geology and history of the Chablis appellation. It bears witness to the erosion that followed the last ice age. Our vineyard is planted with vines that are over 40 years old on south-facing steep slopes. To be more precise, the exact place is called the “endroit des Vaudésirs” where a regular and optimal amount of sunshine is guaranteed. It is also here that Kimmeridgian outcrops are the most numerous, which provides this great wine with its pronounced minerality.
This Grand Cru starts off with a welcoming nose redolent of citrus fruit and delicate floral (lily of the valley, camomile) notes. The palate expresses moderate and very pleasing acidity which makes this wine a typical representation of a Chablis Grand Cru: mineral and intense. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Floral and talcum powder aromas are accented by new oak, while the peach, apple and lemon cake flavors are buoyed by lively acidity. Fine length. Drink now through 2023. 30 cases imported.
Like the Les Clos the wood treatment surrounding the moderately exotic if agreeably fresh aromas of pear, apple and quinine is more completely integrated. The exceptionally rich and opulent flavors possess so much dry extract that the mouth feel is almost unctuous though the supporting acidity is sufficiently firm to keep the balance on the ever-so-slightly warm finale. Note that this is a grand cru that should drink reasonably well young.
-Allen Meadows (10/15/2018)
James Suckling (JS)
Spicy oak brings nougat-like complexity to the nose her. Plenty of grilled nuts, honey and fresh white and yellow peaches. The palate’s succulent and smoothly fruited with a wealth of fleshy and gently toasty flavors. Long, supple, and beautifully balanced. Barrel sample. Drink now or hold.
-James Suckling (08/31/2018)