Saturday 26 August 2017

Chablis From Domaine Long-Depaquit

My notes have really been piling up. I have tasting notes from December 2016 up to now which I haven´t had the time to write down and post. But I will work my way through them!

First up a Chablis tasting from May this year when Domaine Long-Depaquit presented some of their wines in Stockhom.
This 65 ha estate produces six 1er Cru´s and six Grand Cru´s. I got the chance to taste a nice lineup from the 2015 vintage. I had a 86 Les Lys which I opened at the tasting to have something mature to compare with.
Info here.

2016 Chablis
A cool, steely nose with notes of rocks, minerals and star fruit. Good in a linear way.
The taste is seedy and tight with stony fruit and chrushed rocks. Needs time.
85p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 Chablis
A young, handsome nose with notes of grey pears, smoke and some fine soapy scents. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and elegant with notes of grass, grey pears and lemon juice. A fine acidity.
88p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys
An expressive, chalky nose with notes of green apples, grass and sun warm rocks. A fine depth.
The taste is refined and loaded with sweet yellow fruits, grass, elderberries and minerals. Long and fine. Really good.
90p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 & 1986

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaucopins
A very "green" nose with notes of chlorophyll, freshly cut grass and grapes. Very good.
The taste is young and filled with ripe green fruit and sweet minerals. Long and lingering. Very fine.
89p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons
A spicy, low keyed nose with notes of birch leaves, grass and gravel. Good.
The taste is high and dry with notes of cucumber water, grass and gravel. A tad austere.
86p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons
A fresh, open, spicy nose with notes of lime peel, chalk and wild flowers. Deep and fine.
The taste is steely and dry with notes of dried flowers, herbs and chrushed rocks. A fine mouthfeel and a racy acidity. Very, very good.
90p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots
A deep, complex nose with notes of grilled lemons, minerals, chalk and yellow flowers. A very fine sweetness to the fruit. This is goood!
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of lemon cream, cap gun smoke, chrushed rocks and a hint of ginger. Very long and rewarding. Young of course, but oooh so good.
93p   (tasted 2017/05)

2015 Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne
This Monople wine displays a cool, compact nose with notes of ripening yellow plums, sun warm rocks and warm grass. Very deep.
The taste is tight and restrained with notes of lemon peel, hard grey pears and minerals en masse. Very long and focused but today not flashing what it has in store for the future. Wait 6+ years for this one. 2,35 ha which is divided between Vaudésir (95%) and Preuses (5%).
91p   (tasted 2017/05)

1986 Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys
This 30 year older bottles was a nice comparison to the youngsters. The nose is broad and mature with notes of old wrinkled yellow apples, beewax, dry fudge and a hint of saffron. Multi layered and interesting.
The taste is dry and soft with notes of dried mango, hay, dried honey and bakelite. A fine, medium long finish. Still plenty of life. A very good acidity.
88p   (tasted 2017/05)

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