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Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Cote De Lechet Reserve 2015 750ml

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750ml
country
France
region
Burgundy
appellation
Chablis
WA
92
Additional vintages
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet Reserve sees more wood aging compared to the regular cuvée, 50% instead of 20% for 18 months. It comes from 60-year-old vines that were cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare. It has a superb bouquet with detailed flint and wet limestone scents that display laser-like focus. The palate is well balanced with a fresh pineapple and Granny Smith apple-tinged opening, very well-judged acidity and a poised, saline finish that lingers in the mouth. This is excellent: taut and precise, the oak discretely used. It is the best Reserve since the superb 2015.
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Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Cote De Lechet Reserve 2015 750ml

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Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.
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Region: Burgundy

The beautiful region of Burgundy in France is famously home to some of the most exquisite red wines to be found anywhere on earth, and is most commonly associated with the silky, elegant and flavorful Pinot Noir varietal wines which are commonly produced there. However, the superb and mineral rich soils fed by the Rhone river, and the long hot summers and mild autumns of the region produce a wide variety of fine grapes, and as such, Burgundy produces plenty of different wines which are equally as good as the produce the region is famed for. The region of Burgundy itself has a wine-making history which stretches back at least two thousand years, and as such, it comes as no surprise that the wineries which fill the dozens of controlled appellations of the region rely heavily on traditional methods and techniques when it comes to producing their famous wines.
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Country: France

It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.