Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Chateau Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.218 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Crushed coral nose with lemon curd and caramel apple. Surprisingly fresh on the palate with good concentration, lots of poise and a throbbing acidity. Buttery finish that lingers and lingers. This reminds me why I love Chablis and french wine in general. Great value.

Crushed coral nose with lemon curd and caramel apple. Surprisingly fresh on the palate with good concentration, lots of poise and a throbbing acidity. Buttery finish that lingers and lingers. This reminds me why I love Chablis and french wine in general. Great value.

Jul 23rd, 2020
Matt Lasater

This was bomb. Fresh, terroir driven, complex and lengthy, a true wine of place and vintage. So much textural depth and grip as well. Struck flint, crushed oyster shell, crisp orchard fruits and lemon, sea spray, loads of earth and cheese rind. So vibrant and alive. I could drink this everyday

This was bomb. Fresh, terroir driven, complex and lengthy, a true wine of place and vintage. So much textural depth and grip as well. Struck flint, crushed oyster shell, crisp orchard fruits and lemon, sea spray, loads of earth and cheese rind. So vibrant and alive. I could drink this everyday

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

From the fabulous β€˜05 vintage, complex and with very good depth and balance, yellow apple, minerals, lemon curd. Lingering finish.

From the fabulous β€˜05 vintage, complex and with very good depth and balance, yellow apple, minerals, lemon curd. Lingering finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2019
Brendan Baker

Lemon curd, sea spray, iodine, fresh and intense πŸ‹βœ¨

Lemon curd, sea spray, iodine, fresh and intense πŸ‹βœ¨

Aug 9th, 2020
Katie

Citrus and tropical fruit. Juicy with great minerality - aging very well.

Citrus and tropical fruit. Juicy with great minerality - aging very well.

May 8th, 2020
Jason Gaffner

Ok

Apr 12th, 2020
Michael Greene

Killer Chablis. Great to taste with this perfect bottle age. Lemon and honeycomb. Flinty with crisp acidity. Gripy mouthfeel.

Killer Chablis. Great to taste with this perfect bottle age. Lemon and honeycomb. Flinty with crisp acidity. Gripy mouthfeel.

Mar 27th, 2020
Jenks

2005 is the current vintage. Defaix ages this until he feels it’s ready to drink. Just incredible Chablis packed with dense fruit and minerals, vibrant acidity. Luscious wine. 15 years old and still lots of life ahead.

2005 is the current vintage. Defaix ages this until he feels it’s ready to drink. Just incredible Chablis packed with dense fruit and minerals, vibrant acidity. Luscious wine. 15 years old and still lots of life ahead.

Feb 5th, 2020
Michael Seely

Good age on juice. Talking my favorite wines! Very nice!

Good age on juice. Talking my favorite wines! Very nice!

Jul 8th, 2019
Emily Heyward

In your honor, Ben!

In your honor, Ben!

Jun 2nd, 2019