2014 Domaine Long-Depaquit (Albert Bichot) Chablis

SKU #1229248 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A ripe and fresh nose expresses moderate Chablis character on the pretty nose that is composed of pear, apple and citrus scents. There is good volume and richness to the seductively textured medium weight flavors that possess just enough energy and acidity to suggest that this should reward a few years of cellaring.  (10/2016)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Apricot and a nutty marzipan nuance on the nose. Then savory more than fruity in the mouth, with strong lemony acidity giving the wine a crunchy, somewhat disjointed quality today. But the wine's firm finishing grip suggests it will reward a few years of patience. (ST)  (7/2016)

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2016 | Send Email
Hello bargain Chablis! I love super clean whites like Gruner Veltliner and Albarino, so naturally, I love Chablis. It is even better when I can afford to buy it! This wonderful bottling of Long Depaquit has lime, white pepper and Anjou pear scents and flavors. Clean and full of grapefruit but, retains enough body to carry it off. Should age well for a couple of years, if you like to keep yours to soften the acidity. I love the acidity, so I enjoy it now.

By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/6/2016 | Send Email
If you have never been to Chablis then you have missed a really remarkable wine region. When you view the Premier Cru and Grand Cru hills, you will ask yourself, “How do grapevines grow in this soil?” It is as if you are looking at a sand dune hillside on the beach. But they do grow in this environment and produce Chardonnay with various degrees of slate and limestone in the bouquet and in the mouth. The top of the south-facing hillside areas are generally classified as "Grand Cru" level productions with the mid-range areas considered as "Premier (1er) Cru" classifications. The bottom portions and other directional facing sites are given a declassified classification, such as this production form Albert Bichot, that can, in certain vintage, achieve the drinking quality of a Premier Cru production. A distinctive aroma of apples to lime zest fruit is underscored by chalky to slate-like mineral notes that carries over to bright, refreshing wine in the mouth with excellent acid structure and a clean, mouthwatering finish that refuses to give up. You will swear that you are consuming a Premier Cru level Chablis when you try this Gem, and The Bean has ordered me to bring home at least a case of this lovely wine. You need to do the same… Great Value! ***** 12.5% ABV *****
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By: Randy Hagerman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/15/2016 | Send Email
Classic nose of green apple, lemon zest, and a hint of flinty smoke. The palate confirms apple and almost tropical fruit (bordering on grapefruit). This light to medium-bodied Chablis races across the palate, expressing plenty of nervy minerality on the long finish. This is a great wine for the money!

By: Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/4/2016 | Send Email
Impressive weight and richness catch me off guard out of the gate. Baked apple and lemon citrus wash over my palate first, giving way to the mid-palate which reveals more traditional notes of flinty minerality, reminding me of salty stones in the sea. It finishes on a high note with zesty acidity and a kick of herbs that makes me want oysters so, so badly right now.

By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2015 | Send Email
Holiday dinners don't have to be hard when you can pair them with a refreshingly easy, yet frugal and smart pick like Bichot's 2014 Chablis! Expressing the fresh scent of lemon blossoms, this wine delivers a medium viscosity with whet-your-appetite acidity and plenty of green apple and grapefruit notes mixed with that chalky minerality of Kimmeridgian soil that one craves from the region. Super recommended!

By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/24/2015 | Send Email
I like Chablis a lot, and this time of year we seem to have a hard time keeping ones in stock. When I tasted this one though, I thought, this is not just good for the holidays or for a Chablis under $20, this is just plain good. Easy drinking an approachable, this Chablis gives off a nice juicy body with citrus and melon notes and a wonderful acid balance. This is less high zippy acid, and more friendly, tasty Chablis with a lovely soft finish that nevertheless lingers. Pick it up before we run out.

By: Daniel Maas | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/24/2015 | Send Email
So relieved I was to anticipate the newest vintage of this, a stunning white wine from my absolutely favorite Burgundy producer! A wonderfully rich and textured Chardonnay, this is loaded with apple, citrus, and pear notes leading to a long and slightly spicy finish! An amazing value!

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Chablis

- The region north of the Cote d'Or, famous for its steely dry white wines made from Chardonnay. There are 7 Grands Crus vineyards, and numerous Premier Crus. Unfortunately, the name has been borrowed and badly abused by producers of inferior white wines in the US as well as in Australia. True French Chablis is a delicate, stony, crisp Chardonnay, bearing no resemblance to the anonymous plonk so labeled here.