2018 Chablis Grand Cru Grenouille Jean-Paul Droin - 6x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
  • Region Chablis
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2022 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2018 - Chablis Grand Cru Grenouille Jean-Paul Droin - 6x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
  • Region Chablis
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2022 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £415.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £69.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £330.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, December 2019

    Benoît’s 80 year old vines bury their roots into the deep, rich soil of Grenouilles, the smallest of the Chablis grand cru vineyards. The fruit salad flavours of melon, passionfruit and ripe peach are kept in check by a drive and intensity that give the sensation of an almost tannic core. Powerful with a toasty finish, this will cellar beautifully.

  • Antonio Galloni, January 2020, Score: 93-95

    The 2018 Chablis Grenouille Grand Cru is an ample, creamy and super-expressive wine. Lemon confit, marzipan, white flowers and minty notes all flesh out in a Chablis endowed with striking depth and resonance - all qualities that build into the long, beautifully persistent finish. The Grenouille is one of the bigger Grand Crus in the range, but is also a bit edgy, as wines from this site often are.

  • Burghound, October 2019, Score: 91-94

    This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to overshadow the underlying fruit at present. There is excellent size, weight and mid-palate density to the overtly powerful big-bodied flavors that culminate in a dry, saline and solidly persistent finish. As is usually the case this is caressing and seductive yet entirely serious while offering fine aging potential. Drink: 2026+

  • James Suckling, August 2019, Score: 93-94

    The savory, hazelnut-oak sits up atop some quite ripe yellow peaches and such smooth glossy fruit flesh on the palate. There’s a mineral undercurrent, holding the finish fresh and the toasty oak warms the very last taste. This is again the most complex young wine in the cellar from harvest 2018. From 70-year-old vines. Drink or hold.

  • Jasper Morris MW, December 2019, Score: 92-95

    Benoît uses 45% wood in his Grenouille bottling these days. This shows a little on the nose but you sense a wealth of concentrated ripe fruit behind. It is a buttery style of wood that supports the fruit and the style of the vintage. The idea of pairing it in due course with a juicy poularde à la crême popped into my head.

Producer

Domaine Jean-Paul 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. During...Read more

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. During this period, he has continued the family’s respect for their fine terroir and soil but has quietly adjusted the winemaking style. The use of oak is less prevalent today than in his father Jean-Paul’s time, resulting in a greater terroir identity to the domaine’s wines and a mineral drive and edge. At the risk of testing his natural modesty, Benoît is very firmly positioning himself and the estate as one of Chablis’s greats. Regularly achieving top spot in blind tastings, in our view his brilliance is unsurpassed today.Read less

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.