The Wine House Limited

Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 2019

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Chardonnay 100%

This " historical " premier cru belonged to the Crown several centuries ago; which explains its name: Lys (the Lyli flower was the symbol of the monarchy in France). The premier cru Les Lys is situated between Chablis and Milly, near Les Vaillons. Planted by Bernard in the sixties, this plot used to be blended with the cuvée of Vaillons. We now vinify Les Lys separately.
This premier cru is characterized by its aromatic richness, and its fineness on the mouth. Fruity and rich, the wine can be appreciated alone or to accompany, for example, fish cooked in papillotte.

(Allen Meadows 88-91) 2019 Chablis “Les Lys”:(this sees 10-15% oak treatment). Here too there is just enough wood to mentioned framing the smoky and again mildly exotic aromas of apple confit and white flowers. The unusually dense flavors, at least in terms of what is typical for Les Lys, possess a suave and decidedly round texture that contrasts somewhat with the very dry and lightly stony finish. More depth should develop with a few years of keeping in a cool cellar.(88-91)/2024+