06 chablis moutonne long-depaquit + girardin 03 charlemagne


Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne, Long-Depaquit
Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne, Long-Depaquit
2006 Long-Depaquit, Chablis Moutonnetry to find this wine...
More of a tasting recollection as I’ve slept since drinking it! Medium-pale gold. The nose is classic seashore with a hint of savoury that could be an accent from a little barrel ferment. In the mouth there’s none of that blousy thing going on that some 2006’s show: it’s linear, mineral and rather savoury and also a beautiful wine with or without food – it was followed by a Girardin 2003 Corton-Charlemagne that was clearly more gregarious; richer and showing an extra dimesion in the mid-plate (good wine) yet was less successful during dinner – perhaps and hint more of acidity could have helped the Corton. I can currently buy the Moutonne at 60% the cost of the Fevre Le Clos, and about the price of a good maker’s village Puligny – a very nice and good value bottle.
Rebuy – Yes
So, for the record:
2003 Vincent Girardin, Corton-Charlemagnetry to find this wine...
Deeper yellow. The nose is dense and more obviously displays ripe fruit. In the mouth it’s well textured, even slightly oily, and suddenly widens to great effect in the mid-palate. A perfect wine for sipping alone – it just needs a little extra acidity to lift it to the next level – but finishes well.
Rebuy – Maybe

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