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2008 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneMar. 2011
Higher-toned aromas with some fruit blossom. ‘Colder’ and fresher. Seemingly more intense than the 09 but with less texture. A nice growth of flavour in the mid-palate and a commanding finish – bravo!
2007 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneMar. 2011
Round if not full aromas – clean and understated. Another ‘cold’ wine, chalky but with more definition. A strong fruit flavour goes through the core.
2009 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneMar. 2011
Fresh aromas with hints of herbs and an understated base of fruit. Full-flavoured with lots of minerality and fruit stones. A slowly leaching sweetness and very long.
2006 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneMar. 2011
I really don’t like the smell of this cork – it’s not TCA, it’s not musty either but it has a very strong deep, almost nutty odour. Pale colour. The smell of the cork fortunately doesn’t seem to be on the nose – rather it is a fresh and very mineral aroma. In the mouth there is good balance and again a very mineral impression – unfortunately I can taste something similar to the aroma from the cork. There is intensity but none of the complexity of it’s youth, the style is much more linear. A shame that my last bottle wasn’t allowed to shine – all down to the cork.
2007 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneApr. 2009
Very faint brioche and a linear note of worthy depth. MOre savoury but very intense. The width quickly fades after a short mid-palate burst, but lingers very well.
2006 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneApr. 2009
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 dimension 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.
2006 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneApr. 2008
The nose is deeper, rounder and more forward. Full-packed and well textured without being too fat. The fruit could have a little more focus and width but with a long, very mineral finish.
2005 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneApr. 2007
The nose is quite dense, riper and more fruit driven than the Vaudesir. The palate is richer and also a little sweeter than that wine – still with the minerality for super Chablis though. It’s a real mouthful of wine, intense yet presented in a more refined fashion than the ‘wall of flavour’ offered by the Vaudesir. The length impresses terribly. The domaine thinks that the gap between this wine and the others is the widest they have ever seen.
2003 Long-Depaquit, Chablis La MoutonneJul. 2006
Medium-pale yellow. The nose has many plusses – lovely high tones and a tight, linear depth – they just seemed a little unconnected at the start; eventually widens, coming together more and much more forward. The palate is quite unformed yet intense, almost good acidity and certainly very long, though just tending to bitterness at the end. Quite impressive, and definitely not a 2003 for early drinking.
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