6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $52.99 EACH
Domaine Bernard Defaix
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Chablis, Burgundy, France
93 Points, Decanter
Bernard Defaix chooses to emphasize on the label that this fine wine is Chablis Premier Cru and 'Reserve' rather than focussing on the climate Côte de Lechet. It doesn't really matter as it is a lovely Chablis with extra complexity from additional time on lees and in barrel. The wood adds to the palate feel but never loses sight that this is Chablis through and through, with fine acidity to finish.
We cultivate 8 hectares of this Premier Cru located on the slopes of the village Milly and on the right backs of the river Serein. We are the biggest owners of this cru. When some of the plots were planted, we found impressive fossils of Exogyra virgula that had been perfectly preserved. The remarkable stony and sunny soil is captured in this powerful and complex wine. It flourishes with age and expresses mineral aromas reminiscent of gunflint. The Côte de Lechet is indeed one of the Premiers Crus of the Chablisian vineyard with the most exceptional ageing potential.