Picq Chablis Vaucoupin 1er Cru
|Bottle sizes:||750 ML|
|Vineyard:||Situated in the commune of Chichée, Vaucoupin is a highly regarded premier cru on the right bank (east side) of the river Serein.|
|Vinification:||Fermented in stainless steel using indiginous yeasts|
|Aging:||Aged in stainless steel|
The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin has one of the most elegant bouquets from Picq, despite a soupçon of reduction. Underneath there are traces of lemon curd and acacia accompanying the flint aromas. The palate is well balanced with fine delineation, very stern at the moment yet with good length. I would like a little more terroir to show through on the finish as everything seems, "up front" at present, so afford this a couple of years in bottle.
(Picq made almost a full crop here as this south-facing parcel was not hailed on): Full yellow. Distinct warm-year scents of mango, papaya, dried apricot, smoke and spices. Fat, rich and exotic in the middle palate, then firmer-edged on the palate-saturating back end, showing decent acidity and an almost aggressive minerality. More Chardonnay than Chablis, but impressively large-scaled for its 12.6% alcohol.