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La Chablisienne Côte de Léchet 1er Cru 2016

La Chablisienne continue to produce very good, reasonably priced Chablis wines. Côte de Léchet is a south-east facing premier cru vineyard and its wines are typically considered more austere in character as a consequence. In the glass, the 2016 has firm aromatics of stones and lemon. The palate is medium bodied, with good acidity. This…Continue readingLa Chablisienne Côte de Léchet 1er Cru 2016

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Domaine Bernard Defaix 1er Cru Côte de Lechét 2013

Apologies in advance, I suspect you may end up reading here a few more Chablis reviews than in the past.  Happily this region is really rather well priced in Australia, and the quality mostly high.  As time passes, I think the styles I prefer are simply the classic styles well-made, from the Barossa to Bordeaux,…Continue readingDomaine Bernard Defaix 1er Cru Côte de Lechét 2013

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Paris to Chablis

Jetlag recovered, the first stop on the wine itinerary was Chablis.  I suspect due to pre-conceptions of cold winters and frost, I had always thought of Chablis as being a little north of Paris, notwithstanding I know France reasonably well.  In fact, it is a roughly 2 hour drive south-east of Paris, which made me…Continue readingParis to Chablis