Stunning New Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2016. Dual 94 Points

 

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A super Grand Cru from 2016 just $138.95 a Bottle!

Les Clos is almost universally regarded as Chablis' top vineyard. It produces a powerful and ageworthy wine from this classic region.

The Les Clos vineyard has white, stony soil with high levels of limestone and clay, providing a well-drained site that is perfect for viticulture. This soil is derived from the Kimmeridgian marl that underlies much of Chablis, a relic from an ancient sea which once covered northern France (evidenced by the thousands of fossilized oyster shells found in the vineyard). The soil's rapid drainage means that vines have to reach deep into the limestone for water. This is often considered the reason for the intense minerality in Les Clos wines.

The Les Clos Grand Cru vineyard is usually credited as the best in the region, and it is widely believed that this was the first vineyard planted in Chablis. Its name is derived from the walls that originally surrounded the vineyard - clos being French for "enclosed area". 
With the price of White Burgundy from the Cote d'Or racing upwards Chablis, even at Grand Cru level, remains a serious bargain. If you love Chablis from great years, or are looking for a high quality French white at the right price, you can't go past this. The wine is available at a Pre Arrival discount of 15%. Don't think too long - Chablis production was tiny in 2016 and this wine will not last.
 
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Clos Grand Cru 2016
Normally $163.50
Pre Arrival Price $138.95
34 bottles available
Long-depaquir_clos_label Tim Atkin MW: The Bichots' two parcels in Les Clos are in the middle and upper part of the Grand Cru. The resulting wine saw only 35% wood in 2016, but is not short of concentration or power. This is still very young right now, with plenty of perfume and fruit intensity. Layers of complexity will develop with time in bottle. 2019-26, 
94 Points

James Suckling Tasting Report: 
Attractive aromas of pears, apples and blossoms with hints of pastry, all leading to a palate that has a smooth and even mouthfeel with fresh flavors. 94 Points

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Darren

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Lots more Chablis including a few 2014's 

We have a fine range of Chablis available including a few 2014's.
 
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