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Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru les Vaillons 2019

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CHABLIS 1er CRU, Les Vaillons

Chardonnay 100%

Premier Cru Les Vaillons joins together several named plots of the Chablis region; some of our vineyards are located in the named plot Les Vaillons, and others in Les Lys.
In this 1er cru, young and old vines are blended. The young vines were planted with a selection of the best clones of Chardonnay, resulting in wine that embodies freshness and floral hints.
The wine produced from the old vines is characterised by its structure and finesse. The final blend is a finely balanced, elegant, and harmonious wine. 
To drink within 4 years with fish "en papillote" or white meat.

(Decanter 92) Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2019: A rich, lees and barrel-aged style of Vaillons – very typical of most of the wines from Bernard Defaix. Fresh and vibrant with density on the palate, and plenty of acidity to keep everything in check. Long flavour with some saline notes allied to warming spice on the finish. Drinking window 2022-2028

(Allen Meadows 88-91) 2019 Chablis 'Vaillons':(about two-thirds from Vaillons proper with the remainder from Séchet). A whiff of exotic fruit in the form of passionfruit and white peach offer up additional notes of pepper, lemon rind and a discreet dollop of oak. I very much like the texture of the generously proportioned and sappy flavors that exude a subtle salinity on the lingering finish that is shaped by citrus-tinged acidity. This will be able to develop more depth in time.(88-91)/2025+