- Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
- 2014 - 2024
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2010
Another grand Clos which exhibits a powerful palate with ripe orchard fruit, smoky silex and gently toasted brioche. Tight and deep, this wine stands tall and noble but will require a bit of time to express itself fully. Everlasting length.
Neal Martin, January 2011,
A very well defined bouquet with limestone, dried lemon peel and apple-blossom, though it would benefit from more vigour. The palate is well-defined with better tension the Vaudesir, poised with a malic, stony finish. Good potential.
Burghound, October 2011,
A highly expressive ripe nose of white flower, spice, stone and pear leads to impressively rich and broad-scaled flavors that possess ample amounts of extract that coat and stain the palate on the strikingly long finish. Like the Grenouilles, this is not especially refined but it is certainlyimposing yet for all of the size and weight, the balance is impeccable. 2017+.
Tim Atkin, February 2011,
Less oaky than they used to be, these wines are now some of the best in Chablis. Thisis typically bold and powerful, but with minerally acidity and mouth-watering length.
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Benoît Droin is the 14th generation of his family to manage this domaine, whose history stretched back a staggering 400 years. He is a fanatical viticulturalist with an unparalleled understanding of the impressive array of the region and its vines. Widely respected as one of the most dynamic winemakers in the region, he has build on the success of his father, Jean-Paul, in his own distinctive style. He has taken the domaine away from the pronounced use of new oak for which it was once known, and reduced yields through a revised pruning system. The concentration and purity of the fruit he produces makes exemplary Chablis. Unmistakable as well as captivating; Chablis at its best.
Chablis is world famous for its fine white wines produced from the Chardonnay grape. The best vineyards are perched above the winding Serein river and are south or southwest facing ensuring better ripeness in this cooler climate. It has four appellation levels. Petit Chablis is the most modest and simple followed by Chablis, which is the largest and most prominent. Premier cru Chablis is the third largest appellation and encompasses almost 40 different climats or vineyards including the famed Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaumes and Mont de Milieu. The most noble of all Chablis are the grand crus of which there are 7 climats in total Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchot. The wines of Chablis have remained some of the best value in the world, particularly their superb grand crus which can easily cost 50% less than its closest revered white grand cru neighbour, Corton Charlemagne.