2016 - Chablis Grand Cru Grenouille Jean-Paul Droin
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2026
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 CHABLIS GRAND CRU GRENOUILLE JEAN-PAUL DROIN - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2026
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £376.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2017

    Hailing from the smallest grand cru in Chablis, these 80 year old vines grown on deep marl soils produce a wine of intensity and depth. Its acidity is ripe and luxurious, meaning the wine is the very inverse of austere or inaccessible. It is open and generous, with an underlying power. What it lacks in the way of Les Clos’s minerality and nerve it makes up for in depth of flavour and satisfyingly savoury length.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, August 2018,
    Score: 94

    The 2016 Chablis Grenouilles Grand Cru has a clean and precise bouquet with granite and flint aromas mixed with pressed white flowers, red apple and Conference pear. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and linear, open and one of the most generous 2016 from Droin at this early stage. In fact, you could almost drink this now, especially to savour upon the long spicy aftertaste. This is a deeply satisfying, quite involving Grenouilles from Droin. Drink 2020 - 2038

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles was certainly the most minimalist of Droin’s grand crus—austere and reserved at this stage. The palate is clean and precise with notes of orange sorbet and tangerine. It is quite feminine and elegant, approachable in style but maybe without the ambition of the Valmur or Vaudésir. We will see... Drink 2021-2040

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Producer

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.

Region

Chablis

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.