Sourced from one of Chablis’ seven fabled Grand Cru vineyards, every detail of Daniel-Etienne Defaix’s 2010 Les Grenouilles makes clear that this is pedigreed, top-flight white Burgundy! In the glass, it has a brilliant golden core moving to light gold and yellow on the rim. The nose erupts with aromas of Moroccan orange cake, preserved lemon, tangerine oil, macadamia nut honey, lemon blossom, white truffle, cheese rind, crushed oyster shells, and a touch of melted butter.
The palate is bone dry and loaded with a luxuriously creamy richness. It?exhibits flavors of creme Anglaise, white peony, roasted nuts, and crushed chalk before finally delivering Defaix’s classic and thrillingly endless mineral finish. This is a brilliant wine that will continue drinking at its peak over the next five years; even longer if stored in ideal cellar conditions. As with all Defaix’s wines, this will appreciate some air, so please decant for 30 minutes before enjoying at 55-60 degrees in a large Burgundy stem.