2019 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet Reserve

A seductive, rare and complex Chardonnay from one of Chablis' best producers

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The Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet Reserve, while being a mouthful to say, is also an utter delight to drink. The wine shows wonderful aromatics of citrus, peach, and oyster shell, with a palate defined by crunchy acidity, flavours of citrus and stone fruit, and a wonderful mouthfeel.

There is real power in this wine, above and beyond the other Cote de Lechet, hence the desire to name it the "Reserve", with a roundness in the mouth that makes it a beautiful wine to sip by itself or to enjoy with food.

The grapes come from one of our oldest vineyards, planted in 1955 by Bernard Defaix and exceptionally well exposed to the sun (S-SE). This “cuvée” is partially fermented in oak barrels. Half of the wine is fermented in barrels and remains for 12 months on fine lees with regular "batonnage". After tasting, this wine aged in barrels is blended with the same“cuvée” that has been aged in stainless steel tanks. The final blend is bottled 18 months after the harvest. This “cuvée” Reserve conveys all of the Côte de Lechet's power. The bouquet marries floral elegance with the mineral intensity of the terroir. The palette is characterised by roundness, plenitude, richness and length. Excellent when served with salmon or other fish delicacies.

93 Points - "Bernard Defaix chooses to emphasise on the label that this fine wine is Chablis Premier Cru and 'Reserve' rather than focussing on the climat 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. Drinking Window 2022 - 2027." Andy Howard MW (Decanter Magazine)

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