2020 - Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles Jean-Paul Droin
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 CHABLIS GRAND CRU GRENOUILLES JEAN-PAUL DROIN - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £360.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    This vineyard’s sunny exposure produces a beautifully scented wine full of apricots, white peaches and satsuma. On the palate it is less mineral than some cuvées with appealing flavours of brioche. Rounded and rich, it has a Grand Cru weight of fruit, with great depth and a rewarding saline finish. A wine with a great life ahead of it.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, October 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2020 Chablis Grenouilles Grand Cru has a well-defined bouquet of undergrowth, limestone and light floral scents, although at the moment it does not deliver the panache of the Valmur. The palate is very harmonious and concentrated, delivering fine depth and salinity, and quite rich toward the persistent finish. Very fine, though not top of the Droin class. Drink 2024 - 2048

  • BURG

    Burghound, October 2021,
    Score: 91-94

    An appealingly layered nose mixes notes of green fruit, mineral reduction and various citrus elements with a hint of algae. The round, delicious and anise-inflected flavors are at once caressing and mouth coating thanks to the abundance of sappy dry extract that buffers the moderately firm acidity shaping the lingering finish. This will need to develop better complexity, but the projected aging curve should permit it to improve. Drink 2027+

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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 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.

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.