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2009 Long-Depaquit, Chablis VaudesirMar. 2011
High tones and minerals – somehow almost salty. Round and full with lots of flavour. More mineral than the 07 Blanchots.
2008 Long-Depaquit, Chablis VaudesirMar. 2011
An impression that this wine is colder (it’s not) – cold steel over the tongue. A broad and long finish of warm, white fleshy fruit. Super wine.
2007 Long-Depaquit, Chablis VaudesirMar. 2011
Again a hint of saline. Really good cut in the mouth and again a chalky impression. This is not quite as precise as the 08 but 100% Chablis – super!
2005 Lamblin et Fils, Chablis VaudesirDec. 2009
Medium yellow colour. The nose has hints of roast hazelnut, a little volatility, perhaps marzipan too, later I think it’s more high-toned, citrus fruit than volatility. A little oily texture, but a certain minerality too. Good balance then this wine’s peak selling point – a super burst of dimension in the mid-palate with a length to match. This wine is far from a cheaply priced grand cru, but has a lot going for it; it’s a decent price and it’s very, very tasty – nothing else needed here!
2007 Long-Depaquit, Chablis VaudesirApr. 2009
Deep, slightly riper fruit aromas. The acidity seems slightly less ripe than the previous grand crus – similar to the premiers, though the concentration is on another level. Less impact than the ‘Clos’ and more understated but just as long.
2006 Long-Depaquit, Chablis VaudesirApr. 2008
The nose is stylisticly similar to the ‘Les Clos’, though perhaps a hint more savoury. The palate is a little fuller but not quite so muscled, the acidity currently prickles on the tongue. The finish is a match for the ‘Les Clos’.
2006 Moreau J. et Fils, Chablis VaudesirApr. 2008
Reticent aromatics; flowers and soap though eventually a few deeper tones. Very nice acidity and minerality despite a quite soft entry – really gets going in the mid-palate though. Very good length.
2005 Long-Depaquit, Chablis VaudesirApr. 2007
The nose starts wide but with limited depth, only slowly in the glass does it reach deaper. Even after the ‘Clos’ this seems more mineral again, very, very long too. The waves of flavour just keep washing over the palate. This is a really successful blend of richness, power and minerality bound to a wonderfully ebullient personality – I loved it.
2003 Moreau J. et Fils, Chablis VaudesirMar. 2006
It’s a deep nose – not much width – very slowly a few high-tones start to fill the picture. Very mineral in expression, almost hiding the fruit. This is a very good wine and has quite enough acidity.
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