From a vintage described by critics as "exceptional", "superb", "full of fruit with great energy too" (J Robinson), this is a beautifully poised Chablis Grand Cru, showing huge promise. It's from a highly regarded estate - mineral-laced and tight.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.
Beyond the Label
Piercing core of lime freshness, peach, gentle hay notes, mineral
In the words of wine expert Andrew Jefford, Chablis is “quite unlike any other wine on earth” – a claim exemplified by this fabulous Grand Cru from the great Domaine Long Depaquit. This historic property, family owned from 1791 and the only one to lie in the village of Chablis, was bought in 1967 by one of the most impressive houses in Burgundy, Maison Albert Bichot (awarded ‘International Winemaker of the Year’ for both red and white wines. Although the domaine is still run autonomously, it helps to have such power and prestige behind it! Winemaker Matthieu Mangenot has produced in this great vintage an intense wine with superb freshness and subtle oak from six months in barrel. Serve cool with fine seafood or with roast poussin.
"Long-Dépaquit is now very clearly a name to watch in Chablis"
Antoni Galloni Critic
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