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Average critic rating : 89.0 points
The 2013 Chablis comes from 35-year-old vines and is aged for 9 to 10 months in stainless steel vats. It has a tightly wound, earthy bouquet that is well-defined and unfurls nicely with aeration. The palate is well-defined with crisp acidity. There is plenty of orange peel and citrus lemon notes with good weight and harmony on the satisfying mineral-laced finish. This is a fine Chablis. Drink now-2018. ||The Defaix family is one of the stalwarts of the village of Milly, although it was not until the 1960s that Bernard, together with his wife Monique, began bottling his own wine. The vineyard holdings were expanded over the years and it is presently Didier and Sylvain who run the domaine, the former generally out among the vines, the latter in the winery. (Incidentally, it is Didier’s wife, Helene, who runs Domaine Jaeger-Defaix in Rully.) There are 26 hectares of vine that were officially certified organic in 2009. Grapes are harvested mechanically, gently pressed, and then fermented and matured in either stainless steel or wooden oak barrels depending upon the wine. During those 8 to 12 months there is regular batonnage. There are both domaine and negociant bottlings, the latter including the premier cru of Fourchaume and the two grand crus. Theirs was a very commendable range of 2012s that displayed impressive consistency from the village cru upwards. They might be described as traditional Chablis in the best sense of the word and all-in-all, represent excellent value-for-money compared to other growers. Wine Advocate.August, 2014
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