The wines of Domaine Long-Depaquit in 2019 have fantastic concentration and intensity, whilst retaining a classic tense, structural minerality, synonymous with top vintages of the region.
It was a low yield vintage for the region, but during the ripening months there was plenty of sunshine and virtually no rain providing ideal sanitary conditions, resulting in fantastically healthy grapes. Neal Martin’s Vinous Chablis report states that whilst the 2019 shares some similarities with 2018, the 2019 is “superior” and “likely to offer longer-lived Chablis upon which Nature confers greater typicité.”
We have tasted the full line-up of releases from Domaine Long-Depaquit and the 2019s are remarkable, each of the cuvées have a wonderful sumptuous quality so typical of the vintage and come highly recommended.
Chablis still remains fantastic value for Burgundy lovers at all budgets and this unique vintage offers Chablis lovers a range of fascinating wines to explore.
“The Vaucopins is undoubtedly one of the most exciting Premiers Crus on the right bank of Chablis, whose terroir profile succinctly fits the style of the vintage. Being on the right bank it has that power and intensity, but also displays distinct, chiselled minerality, combining both rich fruit tones and pulsing, mouthwatering salinity. A distinctly aromatic Chablis, notes of white flower, ginger and a hint of rose water couple with more savoury dried straw and stone aromas. It’s concentrated on the palate, with great breadth. Rich and fleshy, it’s interlaced with vibrant acid and lots of salinity. There is a real kick of energy on the finish as the pristine citrus fruit tones linger on the long finish.”
“The Grand Cru of Les Blanchots was another exceptional wine from Long-Depaquit in 2019. Much tighter and more tensile than the Grand Cru of Les Bougros alongside it, there is richness, rather than ripeness. With volume, power and presence, the wine is still lean and linear. The aromatic spectrum is fascinating – from flinty mineral tones, to passion fruit, to pepper spice – with a mineral backbone that places you firmly in the top Grand Cru site of Les Blanchots. It builds to a long, sustained finish.”