2009 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons


  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Chablis
  • Chablis 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • John Nezlek wrote: 88 points

    March 27, 2017 - Note: I use a scale on which 85 represents a very good wine.

    Decent Chablis, not oxidized, but in pretty good shape -- whatever funk there was blew off pretty quickly. A little on the richer side, which is fine withe me. Time to drink up.

  • gbauer wrote:

    January 25, 2017 - Drinkable, but oxidized.

  • Arinbraghe Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 13, 2015 - Delicious, fairly small-scale 1er Cru Chablis that is in a terrific place to drink right now. No need for decanting or indeed patience of any kind upon popping the bottle - ours was perfumed and inviting from the moment the cork came out. What I especially like about the wine at this time is that while it's still well-fruited with flavors on the yellow citrus end of the spectrum, the secondary character of salt-breeze minerality and chalk have become more, rather than less, prominent over time and are now the main flavor components of the wine. At the same time I got none of the oxidative notes that another taster mentioned below. This may be a wine of modest dimensions but it's delicious, even gulpable at this point.

  • redman77 wrote: 90 points

    November 9, 2014 - Last bottle. Drink up and enjoy

  • SonnyChiba wrote: 88 points

    September 15, 2013 - Nice wine. Apple sauce, pear on the nose. More of the same hits the palate, but a with a core of macadamia nut, and some mineral. Really good balance between these flavor profiles, with little oak, good structure and finish is also quite nice - with some lemon/citrus flavors. Not necessarily my favorite style of chardonnay, but I enjoyed this one.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

    (Domaine Bernard Defaix et Fils Chablis "Vaillons" 1er 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/11/2011 (link)

    (Dom Defaix, Vaillons Premier Cru Chablis White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2010, Issue #40 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Bernard Defaix
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Vaillons
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 75 (26%)
  • Consumed 213 (73%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

chowder, Leek, Potato

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