The Chablis vineyard Vaudesirs is on the heart of the Grand Cru section. It enjoys a similar excellent slope and orientation to Les Preuses. The wines are floral with spicy fruit that develops nutty characteristics with time. The wines can be drunk young, but they also age gracefully and beautifully. Austen Biss asks "Is this the best Grand Cru. Possibly". Not everyone gravitates to Les Clos!
Domaine Long-Depaquit have about 2.6 ha with vines over 40 years of age. The steep slopes require a winch to pull the plough through the vineyards.
The 2012 vintage of Long-Depaquit's Vaudesirs won a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge this year.
We are fortunate to have secured a nice allocation of this exciting Grand Cru.
Chablis Les Vaudesirs Grand Cru 2012
Pre Arrival Price $93.50
Burghound: (from a parcel of 1.5 ha; ~25% new wood). Here the admirably pure nose is slightly more complex with a pleasingly nuanced nose of pear, sea breeze, white flowers and wet stone. There is excellent punch to the detailed, intense and palate drenching broad-shouldered flavors that culminate in an explosive, salty and dry finish that once again displays just a touch of austerity. There is a lush character to the mid-palate yet it remains very well-balanced. This should be quite good though at this point it appears that the Les Clos will ultimately be the more complex effort. 92 Points