Domaine Bernard Defaix Côte De Lechet Chablis 1er Cru 2008, Ac

Chablis Chablis
Burgundy, France

$31.95 (950667)

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90 pts
5
January 22, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A superb vintage for Chablis, and the ’08 Defaix Côte de Lechet is definitely no exception. Starbright, pale-light...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is slightly smoky, nutty unoaked chardonnay with a mild white apple nose, all nicely compact. It's mid-weight,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose is subdued but shows evidence of yeasty lees ageing as well as a touch of wet stone. Palate shows some riper...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Advanced, leesy-old wood aromas lead off the top, masking the underlying minerality. The palate is lean, austere and...

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Community Reviews (1)

Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Chablis is a satellite of the French appellation of Burgundy. The Chardonnay here has a pronounced minerality and freshness when compared to its buttery counterparts in the Côte de Beaune. This premier cru will benefit from 2 to 5 years in the cellar over which it will develop a fullness on the palate to balance out the crisp acidity right now. Aged Chablis is always worth the wait.

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