En Primeur | Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

It is quite something to be the 14th generation of your family making wines in the same town since 1620. Unsurprisingly over this 400-year period, the Droins have built up a sizeable 26-hectare estate and an enviable portfolio of appellations from both Grands and Premiers Crus within the Chablis region. Benoît joined his father at the estate in 1999 at the age of 24, and for the last decade has assumed total control.

2020 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Jean-Paul Droin - 6x75cl

  • White
  • 2023 - 2030
  • Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
  • 6x75cl
  • Chablis, White Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£150.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, November 2021

    This beautiful 1er Cru is a joyous example from 5 different lieux dits covering the slopes of Vaillons, famed for its perfume and florality. With characters of rose petal and yellow fruits, the initial attack is graceful and refined, but then the wine builds on the palate to have a lovely 2020 richness of fruit. Benoît says almost “gourmand”, it is perfectly held together by both its brightness and energy.

  • Neal Martin, October 2021, Score: 90-92

    The 2020 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has a flinty, focused, energetic nose that feels more harmonious than the preceding Côte de Léchet. The palate is taut, fresh and saline in the mouth, showing great depth and concentration toward the finish. This will be worth looking out for. Drink 2024 - 2040

  • Burghound, October 2021, Score: 90-92

    Here there is less citrus and more floral influence on the white pepper and mineral reduction inflected nose. The sleek, intense and attractively textured medium weight flavors possess a bracing salinity on the agreeably dry and equally well-focused finale that is just a bit firmer. Drink 2026+

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2020 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains Jean-Paul Droin - 6x75cl

  • White
  • 2023 - 2032
  • Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
  • 6x75cl
  • Chablis, White Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£168.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, November 2021

    Montmains sits on the left bank of Chablis with a deeper Kimmeridge clay soil as its base, helping to create quite a substantial wine. Benoit ferments a third of the fruit in oak casks. This is evident in this high-class wine combining full flavours of hazelnuts and an almost tannic weight of dry extract with lively citrus energy. Less showy than some cuvées but no doubting its class.

  • Neal Martin, October 2021, Score: 92-94

    The 2020 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is another precise, steely classic Chablis from Benoît Droin. The palate is beautifully balanced and poised, showing good concentration and wonderful cohesion and salinity toward the finish. I cannot wait to taste the final version. Drink 2025 - 2042

  • Burghound, October 2021, Score: 90-92

    Very pretty and quite cool aromas timidly offer up notes of lemon-lime, white-fleshed fruit, sea breeze and a touch of algae character. There is once again good vibrancy and detail to the delicious and appealingly textured flavors that possess fine depth on the balanced finish that exhibits a touch of wood as it sits on the palate. Drink 2026+

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

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Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.