- Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
- 2018 - 2021
- Case size
Goedhuis, May 2019
An ever consistent benchmark example of the appellation from this brilliant domaine, Droin’s 2016 Chablis has a flinty edge on the nose and abundant crisp green apples and juicy lemon pulp on the palate. Beautiful focus, classic minerality and a saline note flow through on the finish.
Goedhuis, December 2017
An ever consistent benchmark example of the appellation, the 2016 Chablis has a flinty edge on the nose and a juicy lemon pulp palate. Sadly volumes are down by 50% due to frost damage.
Neal Martin, August 2018,
The 2016 Chablis has a slightly reduced bouquet but it opens with aeration, classic in style with green apple and touches of undergrowth. It has a well balanced palate but it just lacks a little substance towards the finish. Fine. Drink 2018 - 2023
Neal Martin, August 2017,
The 2016 Chablis Villages was showing a little reduction, although Benoît Droin is completely correct in stating that it will disappear once in bottle and given sufficient aeration. The palate is where it is all happening—very malic with plenty of green apples and saline in the mouth, with bitter lemon and fresh pear toward the pointed finish. This has good potential. Drink 2018-2024
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.