Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.224 ratings
9.19 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Very ripe for Chablis. Lower acidity, broad. Fruit driven

Very ripe for Chablis. Lower acidity, broad. Fruit driven

Apr 24th, 2021
Chris McClellan

Loved this wine...lemon/lime/lemon curd/salty, leesy, slight eggshell, high acid and touch of oak..perfect

Loved this wine...lemon/lime/lemon curd/salty, leesy, slight eggshell, high acid and touch of oak..perfect

Nov 14th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Have always adored these wines. Traditional, full of soul and character. Would never call this 15 years old, fresh as a daisy. Ripe citrus, grilled pineapple, golden apple, iodine, anchovy, damp earth, mushroom, spring honey, tarte tartin, herbs. The warmth of the year is present in its upfront fruit, but it all departs salty mineral with persistent cut.

Have always adored these wines. Traditional, full of soul and character. Would never call this 15 years old, fresh as a daisy. Ripe citrus, grilled pineapple, golden apple, iodine, anchovy, damp earth, mushroom, spring honey, tarte tartin, herbs. The warmth of the year is present in its upfront fruit, but it all departs salty mineral with persistent cut.

May 22nd, 2020
Perry Riddle

Jaw-dropping

Jaw-dropping

Nov 8th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

From the fabulous ‘05 vintage, very good complexity with impressive depth, exotic citrus, stony minerals, lemon curd and a long finish. Drinks well above its value.

From the fabulous ‘05 vintage, very good complexity with impressive depth, exotic citrus, stony minerals, lemon curd and a long finish. Drinks well above its value.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

7.8

First bottle was soft and oxidized. Second bottle was slightly more alive

First bottle was soft and oxidized. Second bottle was slightly more alive

Mar 30th, 2019
Michael Greene

Stunning value yet again from defaix. Lime, salt, honey. Piercing acid. So fresh for 15 years old, but so open. Brilliant wine

Stunning value yet again from defaix. Lime, salt, honey. Piercing acid. So fresh for 15 years old, but so open. Brilliant wine

Nov 28th, 2020
Peter C

Great showing.

Great showing.

Sep 5th, 2020
Brendan Baker

Bright citrus and saline 🔥

Bright citrus and saline 🔥

Apr 13th, 2020
Brendan Baker

Grilled lemon, salt, flint. Rich and persistent 😋🔥

Grilled lemon, salt, flint. Rich and persistent 😋🔥

Nov 4th, 2019