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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Popped and poured; enjoyed over three days. “Les Lys” is a lieu-dit that technically falls within the Vaillons 1er Cru. It’s known for producing wines with a fresher, zippier style than most other 1er’s due to its northeastern exposure. The 2010 “Les Lys” by Daniel-Etienne Defaix is exemplary. It pours a bright golden color with a silvery rim; no signs of particles or gas. Medium viscosity. On the nose, the wine is intense. Developing (still!), with all of the citrus fruits: redolent of ripe lemon, lime, and tangerines mixed with some pineapple, wildflowers, minerals and some brioche. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium(+?) tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose loads of limestone minerals. Leesy with a very long, oily finish. The notes were consistent over the three days the bottle was enjoyed however, it gained some weight and power over that time. It also started to show more oxidative notes: candied nuts and marmalade. This is stupidly good. Drink now and over the next ten+ years, easy. It has the stuffing and the acid to go the distance and age gracefully. — 12 days ago

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Seriously my fav Defaix to date, hands down.
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@Severn Goodwin @Ely Cohn no joke boys…🫠

Etienne Sauzet

Les Perrières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay

Really like this wine. Nicely crisp but also smooth. Citrus, oak, pear, stone are all here. Everything you would expect in this wine and complex for its age-still a pup. — 4 months ago

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Chateau Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Slightly amber in color and some oxidative notes. Apple juice and stone. Interesting. Lacks a bit in structure — 4 months ago

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Ely Cohn

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Your note is the only one I can find that matches up with what I opened. Definitely cidery oxidized and bruised apple - appreciate the validation 👍
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I think mine may have been fresher than yours, but it sounds like this is one to drink in its youth. I’m not that familiar with the wine
Ely Cohn

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He holds back all his wine (which is why I love these) - current vintage I believe is 2008

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Château Vieilles Vignes Chablis Chardonnay 2016

Yellow green centre and watery outer. Oaky scent - vanilla, burnt marshmallow. Good creamy mouth feel, medium body. Acid hits the middle of the tongue. Light tannins, low to medium complexity. Taste of vanilla, mandarin with a nice and long citrus/acidic finish. Very enjoyable. — 4 days ago

Etienne Sauzet

Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2005

My friend brought this. Medium gold color. Nice weight. Reticent quiet nose at first. Doesn’t smell or taste like Chardonnay. Is it a white Rhône? After 3 hours in the glass this finally explodes out of the glass with notes of citrus, stones and spice. The acidity ramps up in a big way. Such a big wine. 94++. Give it 4-6 hours of air and it will reward you (assuming it avoided the POX, as this one did). — 3 months ago

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Etienne Sauzet

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay

God damn it. This is an amazing burgundy. Can't beat Montrachet. We has this with Langoustines and Codfish. Besutiful. Easy to drink — 4 months ago

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2007

Wet stone, oyster shell, lemon, spice, laser sharp and lively. — 6 days ago

Etienne Sauzet

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2020

Crisp and enjoyable with minerality and a definite essence of Asian pear. A typical Sauzet style wine albeit from lessor vineyards. — 2 months ago

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Les Rocheforts Extra Brut Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs

Lyle Fass

Gorgeous. Yeasty, delicate, rich but spectacular. Also a terrific hidden structure. Juicy and very long. — 4 months ago

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