We offered the Cote de Lechet under this label a while back, and now we have a new bottling from the most recent 2019 vintage. This is the same wine as the Domaine Bernard Defaix bottling but is made specifically for one of the US importers, which means you get a slightly better deal. According to Domaine Defaix, the growing season was a little abnormal with earlier flowering and very dry throughout the season, with some really hot days seeing a 20% loss of fruit. Still, because of the regular plowing, the roots could go down deep to find the resources they need. The resulting wines are powerful but retain the delicate nature of Chablis with beautiful classic minerality and a fantastic example of this vineyard and vintage. These are the only bottles of 2019 Fourchaume from the Les Haut de Milly or Domaine label available in the USA right now and are due to arrive in a week. These will be some of the first 2019 premier cru Chablis we will receive, so don't miss it!
Decanter 93 points! "Rich, full-bodied, fleshy, smoky, toasty and very complex, this is a fine Fourchaume from Bernard Defaix. Despite the abundance of flavour on the palate the acidity keeps everything in check. Fresh and with excellent concentration, this is a Fourchaume to drink relatively early, or any time over the next five years."