An exploration of wine

41. Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix, Celliers du Vieux Château, Chablis Premier Cru Côte de Lechet, 1995

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100-120 FRF; 12.9%

One of the most bastard difficult labels I’ve ever chosen to remove… but a nice premier cru. Straw-yellow colour betrays the depth of the wine. Deep toasty aromas from oak and some rich fruit backup (passion fruit or melon??). Rich, smooth flavour also. Very nice but best served a little more chilled, if the audience is less adventurous! Very different from the same producer’s Vaillon, which was much cleaner and fresher, more classic Chablis, and as nice in a different way. Both 1995s.

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