Defaix Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2010

Great Chablis has no competition. No other region of the world can do Chardonnay like this, and that goes for the baseline Chablis that we know and love. But wines like this, which come from one of the seven tiny grand cru parcels in the region, are sublime.

Daniel-Ettiene Defaix holds his wines for at least a decade to ensure they are at the height of perfection when he releases them. His Grenouilles is textural, complex, and enrapturing. It folds you up in silky waves of lemon, tangerine oil, oyster shells, and fresh butter, and a luxurious creamy richness. If you have the chance to buy this wine, do not wait.