- Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
- 2020 - 2024
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
A delightfully complete village Chablis with vibrant, fresh aromas of citrus fruit, grapefruit and lime peel. The palate is youthful and tight, with a striking line of minerality and a touch of richness on the finish.
Antonio Galloni, January 2020,
The 2018 Chablis is lifted, perfumed and sensual, with striking layers of nuance that unfold in the glass, as well as fabulous complexity - especially at this level. Light on its feet with tons of pure energy, the 2018 is flat-out gorgeous. There is just so much to like in this beautiful, vivid Chablis from brothers Jean Paul Benoît Droin.
Burghound, October 2019,
A more classic aromatic profile is comprised of cool green fruit, tidal pool and various white-fleshed fruit scents. The rich, full-bodied and appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors possess much better depth and persistence on the moderately dry finale. This is actually pretty good and a wine that should be accessible young if desired. Drink: 2022+
James Suckling, August 2019,
More than 35 plots with an important holding between Vaillons and Montmains. This has a very attractive, fresh mango and peach nose with a super fleshy, open and drinkable palate. Lower acidity, higher flavor. Drink on release.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2019,
Much paler colour than the Petit Chablis with a little green tint. Elegant clean Chablis nose of medium concentration. Very nicely balanced on the palate, with great length and a lovely finish. Textbook Chablis from a gifted 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.
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.