2006 Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" (Elsewhere $70)
This sweet-fruited wine is laden with white fruits and touched with pineapple yet still remains deliciously fresh. It is a creamy wine, toast flavors rounding it out, the minerality only showing through on the firm finish.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A relatively classic nose of white flower, discreet oyster shell, citrus and ripe green fruit is trimmed in a discreet touch of wood before giving way to rich, powerful and energetic flavors that possess a prominent acid spine on the attractively long and intense finish. Like the Vaudésir, this is not particularly elegant or refined but there is plenty of wine here.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Chablis Les Clos is full of tropical fruits and citrus, faintly musky, very ripe, yet also sleek, refined, saline, chalky, and penetratingly bright – in short, something of an alter ego to the Blanchots. A lightly-sizzling, tactile sense of citrus rind and chalk, along with bitter cherry stone notes informs a pure, clear palate, and there is ample sap and minerality in the finish. This had already been assembled and fined when I tasted it, but still needed to overcome the hurdle of filtration and bottling. It should be worth following for at least 5-7 years. The 2005 was very nearly as good. (90-91+)
Floral, peach and mineral aromas and flavors signal the appellation, while the rich texture and soft structure reflect the vintage. Has moderate length. Best from 2009 through 2018. 150 cases imported.