Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 1998 – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru
375ml bottle, 13% alcohol. From what I understand, Les Lys is one of the sections of the Vaillons vineyard, both entitled to the Premier Cru designation.

A lovely golden colour, before opening I was a little bit worried that it would be oxidised but it turns out that the bottle glass is just tinted brown! Honey, oats, hay and citrus aromas on the nose. Very rich flavour on the palate, leaning toward the new world in style, though there is some Chablis slate lingering in the background. Medium length, lacking a bit of complexity for the stage of development to be great. That said, I really enjoyed this, it is interesting, drinking at its peak now and is pretty good value at the $27AUD for the half bottle that I paid. 89/100

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  1. Hey Cam, just curious where did you grab this particular wine from (Daniel Etienne)?

  2. Chris,

    I got it from International Fine Wines -> http://www.ifw.com.au

  3. Thanks for the quick reply Cam.

    Would you know perchance if any sellers will stock this wine in Sydney, or is IFW the only retailer you know of?

    Thanks again for your help.

  4. Haven’t seen them anywhere else sorry Chris. There is a IFW label on the back listing them as the shippers, so they may be exclusive importers perhaps.

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