Domaine Bernard Defaix

Côte de Lechet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.0145 ratings
9.029 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

Very solid with dinner last night.

Very solid with dinner last night.

Aug 29th, 2022
Scott Rowe

A killer Chablis from a killer dude. A gift from a good friend.
Enjoyed over multiple evenings with no change in structure.
This wine will age well, cheers to the screw cap closure 🍻

A killer Chablis from a killer dude. A gift from a good friend.
Enjoyed over multiple evenings with no change in structure.
This wine will age well, cheers to the screw cap closure 🍻

Jan 13th, 2021
Stefan Dolhain

2000 vintage in magnum.

2000 vintage in magnum.

Feb 9th, 2020
Stefan Dolhain

This 2018 Côte de Léchet displays beautiful purity, concentration and minerality. Hard to resist this young, but this vineyard has a reputation for ageworthiness. Great length too. Excellent.

This 2018 Côte de Léchet displays beautiful purity, concentration and minerality. Hard to resist this young, but this vineyard has a reputation for ageworthiness. Great length too. Excellent.

Jan 26th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Unfortunately heavily oxidised and undrinkable. Mid Gold in colour. Only a year later than its recommended drinking window so I suspect a case of premox. A lot of Delectable tasters were complaining about this condition with Chablis a year or so ago. Not sure how this went under the radar but I had a 2015 of this Cuvée a few months ago and I said “delicious and no point in cellaring “ 🥴

Unfortunately heavily oxidised and undrinkable. Mid Gold in colour. Only a year later than its recommended drinking window so I suspect a case of premox. A lot of Delectable tasters were complaining about this condition with Chablis a year or so ago. Not sure how this went under the radar but I had a 2015 of this Cuvée a few months ago and I said “delicious and no point in cellaring “ 🥴

Mar 28th, 2019
Beau Carson

Need more to store away for awhile, but this is still gorgeous young. Lemon pith, lime peel, oodles of minerality, parmesan rind, and ripping acidity.

Need more to store away for awhile, but this is still gorgeous young. Lemon pith, lime peel, oodles of minerality, parmesan rind, and ripping acidity.

Dec 14th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Spot on Cote de Lechet with kimmeridgian terroir goodness! A touch of sweet citrus tang, green apple, flinty minerality, and wet chalk. Excellent concentration and medium body, long and flush finish of flavor and acidity. Really liking the Chablis from this 1er site!

Spot on Cote de Lechet with kimmeridgian terroir goodness! A touch of sweet citrus tang, green apple, flinty minerality, and wet chalk. Excellent concentration and medium body, long and flush finish of flavor and acidity. Really liking the Chablis from this 1er site!

Sep 3rd, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Flinty and a bit honeyed, green apple and wet stones.

Flinty and a bit honeyed, green apple and wet stones.

Jul 16th, 2016
Renaud Lesage

Great personality packed Chablis. Nutty, fruity and yet still mineral. Great stuff!

Great personality packed Chablis. Nutty, fruity and yet still mineral. Great stuff!

May 13th, 2016
Chad Schultenover, CCM

Certified Sommelier, GM/COO at The Berkshire Country Club

9.2

This was an excellent wine that represents the terroir of Chablis.

This was an excellent wine that represents the terroir of Chablis.

Apr 28th, 2016