2012 Etienne Defaix Chablis Vielles VignesRosenthal
Intense and pure, even for an entry wine. This is an old vine cuvée with vine age averaging 45 years, the oldest plantings dating back to 1905. Fine lees are stirred monthly for one year before bottling without fining or filtration. Fresh and powerful, pretty classic Chablis, overall impressions of brine and oyster shells with lemon, peach, pear and green fruits. Whilst tense it has some richness and power, definitely a step up from many AC Chablis.