2017 - Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Jean-Paul Droin
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2027
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 CHABLIS 1ER CRU MONTÉE DE TONNERRE JEAN-PAUL DROIN - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2027
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £304.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2018

    Amongst a set of very high quality premiers crus, Montée de Tonnerre is probably the finest in the Droin cellar, and often ages the best. The nose has the classic character of sea spray, oyster shell, and fine zesty spritz. It carries its power and complexity lightly. The palate displays succulent apricot and nectarine depth and the final impression is of a charming, delicious, and extremely impressive Chablis.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, August 2018,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2017 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre is matured 25% in used wood. It has a lovely flint and smoked walnut aroma that is all beautifully defined. The marn [or marl?] blue soils are articulated in this Premier Cru with impressive clarity. The palate is well defined with a saline entry, fresh citrus fruit with a squeeze of lime and a brisk, vivacious and lightly spiced note to complete a really lovely Montée de Tonnerre. Drink 2021-2035

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, January 2020,
    Score: 95

    One of the stand outs in this range, the 2017 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru is precise and tightly wound, not to mention unbelievably alluring. Crushed rocks, white pepper flowers and citrus peel are some of the many notes that grace this vivid, captivating Chablis from Droin. Finely cut and crystalline, with precision to burn, the 2017 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre is quite simply what Chablis is all about. Drink 2022-2037

  • BURG

    Burghound, October 2018,
    Score: 89-92

    Discreet wood influence frames the floral, citrus and wet stone scents. The exceptionally rich and palate soaking flavors possess moderately muscular yet refined flavors that possess better length on the saline and notably drier finish. Drink: 2023+

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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.