Thursday, September 5, 2019

Wine Review: Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 2016

Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis

Ooooh Chablis! Isn't white Burgundy just one of the greatest things ever? I friggin' love it! Another thing that makes this bottle so special is that my favorite regular customer gave it to me when she bought a case. Thank you, Deborah!

So, in case you don't know, Chablis is unoaked Chardonnay from the region of Chablis in Burgundy, France. The Bichot family can trace their lineage back to the 1350's but they've been in the wine business since 1831. They have four estates in Burgundy; one in Chablis (Château Long-Depaquit), one in Côte de Nuits (Domaine du Clos-Frantin), one in Côte de Beaune (Domaine du Pavillon), and one in Côte Chalonnaise (Domaine Adélie). All of their vineyards are sustainably grown. Not only do they have those estates of their own, but they're also a negociante who also buys grapes and juice from others to produce more wine.

The color of the wine is a pale straw yellow. It's got a cloud of limestone and flinty minerality over heavy aromas of green apples and pears with hints of pineapple and banana. On the palate it's medium to full bodied with a wonderfully rich and rounded mouthfeel and a lively acidity. There's flavors of stone fruit, grapefruit, and orange, but it finishes crisp with a rather loud and long lasting showing of grapefruit, apples, and chalk.

This is a prime example of what Chablis should be for the price. Crisp and clean but elegant as fuck. Unoaked yet still clearly Chardonnay. Happiness in a bottle.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $29
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was a gift which I chose to use for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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