2017 Long-Depaquit Chablis Les Preuses

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More floral and restrained with lemons and lime citrus with grilled hazelnuts and papaya. The palate’s smooth, contained and very sleek. Purity is a feature, as is balance and length. Barrel sample. Needs time. Drink or hold.

James Suckling | 94-95 JS
A heady, powerful wine, the 2017 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru captures the house style at its best. What impresses most is a real sense of explosive energy that gives the wine shape and persistence. Moreover, the Preuses clearly has the stuffing to handle the 100% new oak. With a bit of air the flavors and textures open up nicely.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is quite a powerful example of this ethereal site, its bouquet of almond paste and orange rind giving way to a full-bodied, concentrated and seriously structured palate with chewy extract and plenty of flesh. Even though it was matured entirely in used barrels, there's a bit of overt oak influence here and it will need some time to come together.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 92 RP
A rich, complex style, with notes of sweet spices and butter wrapped around a core of peach, apple and lemon flavors. A latent mineral element lurks in the background. Drink now through 2024. 18 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 92 WS

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Vintage 2017
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Domaine Long-Depaquit
Rating 94-95 JS
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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