2006 Domaine Long Depaquit (Albert Bichot) Chablis Grand Cru "Blanchots"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
An elegant and ultra pure white flower and somewhat tropical fruit nose replete with hints of stone, sea breeze and quinine that can also be found on the rich and full flavors that also retain a fine sense of detail on the wonderfully long and balanced finish. A very pure and sophisticated if slightly forward Blanchots. Drink 2011+
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Reticent nose hints at apricot and stone. Creamy and fat in the middle, but with moderate freshness to the flavors of pineapple and wet stone. Finishes stony and slightly dry-edged, with decent length.
Starts out round, then the structure emerges, with a touch of heat on the finish. Green plum, honeydew melon and stone flavors prevail throughout. Best from 2009 through 2018.
Bill Nanson writes on the Burgundy Report: "A deep and slightly brooding nose. The palate is ripe and has just enough acidity – but it’s not too fat. Opens out into a good mineral finish." (Burgundy Report, 4/2008) And Chris Kissack writes: "First sample was deemed corked and replaced. The second showed a wealth of fresh, stony, linear fruit. The palate has a similarly stony quality, nicely textured too. Attractive, gentle acidity. It is rather leaner in style than I might expect for grand cru level, and this may reflect the position of Les Blanchots, which is a cooler site with a southwest aspect at the end of the run of grand cru vineyards behind the town. (The Wine Doctor, 3/2009)