Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2007

2007 Lime, lime pith and lemon peel hold strong despite age. Lemon madeleines, orange oil, tangerine pith, lemongrass, evergreen. Orange peel, lemon oil and lemongrass forefront, while lime neutralizes to background color green olive swims in the lime, chamomile, kefir lime, grape leaf, crystalline salinity. Bright and ripe after 15 years!

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— 2 months ago

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Very nice, a great bottle we also enjoyed last weekend.
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I saw that! 2006 was heading downhill, but 2007 was stunning

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

And now for a golden oldie! Borders on baked golden apple, poire William notes, green apple slices, and even green apple hard candy. Green pear in a pineapple wash, orange bread, pear tart, dinner roll with orange marmalade. Half-dried lemon juices spiral down pile of acid and minerality. Shows it’s age in all other ways, but acid remains unbroken. Baked crab apple, radish fringe, baked grapefruit but just browned, sour mandarins, lemon and lime piths pull it back to its sinew. Really amazing wine. Endless citrus finish.

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— 8 months ago

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

Tremendous 2005 showing body and depth for the patient effort. Nose of camomile, baked lemon, lime and tarragon. Medium mouthfeel exhibiting lemon verbena, lime pith, even a lemon bread and tangerine pith on bruised cucumber. Classic and a wealth of complexity. .
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— 2 years ago

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