Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 1er Cru 'Vaucopins' 2017 (6 bottles)
93/100 Points - James Suckling. 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. "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." - James Suckling.
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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.
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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.
93/100 - James Suckling (February 12th, 2019)
"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."
91/100 - Wine Spectator (August 31, 2019)
"Lush in texture and packed with juicy peach, apple and pastry flavours, this white is charming. Shows good cut underneath and a vein of mineral that should emerge with short-term ageing. Drink now through 2024."
92/100 - Jasper Morris (January 2019)
"Paler colour, clean and chiselled. More wood here and slightly younger, shows at the finish as it fattens out. Still the classic steely white fruit. Quite an impressive weight."
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