2019 Les Hauts de Milly Chablis Grand Cru Bougros
How did we do it?
The story is the same as the previous email – this is Domaine Defaix’s Grand Cru bottling of Bougros Chablis, that they relabeled under the “Les Hauts de Milly” moniker in order to make compliance across these 50 United States.
We got it at a sensational price far below anything I can find online (and far below any other Grand Cru that you can find).
This is stunning Chablis, with a core of lemon verbena, Meyer lemon, orange peel, slate, stone and chalk. Impressive persistence on the palate as any wine I’ve ever tasted, its aromas and flavors resolving themselves in a minerally granitic sensation. The wine is young now, with the great crunchy acidity of youthful Chablis that I love. It will easily age 10 years. Maybe even 20.
“This comes from the higher part of Bougros, next to Les Preuses, so it is atypically tangy and fresh for this grand cru. The wood is deftly handled, complementing the struck-match and patisserie notes and its rich, leesy core. Drinking Window 2020 – 2030.” – Decanter