Domaine Bernard Defaix

Chablis Chardonnay

8.988 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Cold peach, ripe nectarine, washed lemon, fresh picked strawberry (nose) and light, wet limestone. Solid Chablis vintage, enjoy now or hold for 6-8 years.

Cold peach, ripe nectarine, washed lemon, fresh picked strawberry (nose) and light, wet limestone. Solid Chablis vintage, enjoy now or hold for 6-8 years.

Jun 25th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Aromas of citrus, almond and hints of nougat. On the palate citrus verging on stone fruit. Absolutely delicious. Tasting more new world in this warm vintage. When they are as good as this for only $39AUD I cannot see the point in cellaring. On the 2nd night a little oyster shell and mineral on the nose.

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Aromas of citrus, almond and hints of nougat. On the palate citrus verging on stone fruit. Absolutely delicious. Tasting more new world in this warm vintage. When they are as good as this for only $39AUD I cannot see the point in cellaring. On the 2nd night a little oyster shell and mineral on the nose.

Feb 18th, 2019
Beau Carson

The best Chablis for the price. $20 and you get all the complexity you could want in a village level wine. Lemon peel, racing mineralty, tart green apple, and lively acidity.

The best Chablis for the price. $20 and you get all the complexity you could want in a village level wine. Lemon peel, racing mineralty, tart green apple, and lively acidity.

Jul 29th, 2017
Randy Cross

Randy had this 5 years ago

Randy had this 5 years ago

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Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.1

Damn good village level.

Damn good village level.

Mar 25th, 2017
Austin Beeman

Light straw yellow. Lemon curd and smooth stones. Pleasant acid and solid finish. $25

Light straw yellow. Lemon curd and smooth stones. Pleasant acid and solid finish. $25

Jun 26th, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.9

A lovely example of AOC Chablis. Pure and mineral laden it's exactly what I wanted.

A lovely example of AOC Chablis. Pure and mineral laden it's exactly what I wanted.

Mar 24th, 2016
John Sweeney

Really great value! Super complex, almost puligny like.

Really great value! Super complex, almost puligny like.

Jun 13th, 2015
Brian London

Owner 4Play Wines

8.8

2008 vintage...Terrific wine, glad I didn't try this blind because I wouldn't have guessed village Chablis...honey, white flowers and rocks on the nose, rich and elegant in the palate with flavors of white stone fruits, marzipan & sweet spices leading to a powerful, long finish punctuated with white citrus fruit acidity. Paired with spotted prawns sautéed in the Chablis with shallots, garlic and fennel pollen...

2008 vintage...Terrific wine, glad I didn't try this blind because I wouldn't have guessed village Chablis...honey, white flowers and rocks on the nose, rich and elegant in the palate with flavors of white stone fruits, marzipan & sweet spices leading to a powerful, long finish punctuated with white citrus fruit acidity. Paired with spotted prawns sautéed in the Chablis with shallots, garlic and fennel pollen...

Mar 21st, 2015
Brian London

Owner 4Play Wines

Rich gold color/minerals, honey and spice on the nose/supple, rich mouthfeel/sweet lime, roasted salted almonds, meyer lemon flavors/just a beautifully layered, textured wine that is just singing tonight, a perfect pairing for homemade San Bei Gi (Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken)

Rich gold color/minerals, honey and spice on the nose/supple, rich mouthfeel/sweet lime, roasted salted almonds, meyer lemon flavors/just a beautifully layered, textured wine that is just singing tonight, a perfect pairing for homemade San Bei Gi (Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken)

Dec 26th, 2015