2021 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Jean-Paul Droin - 6x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
  • Region Chablis
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2024 - 2035
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2021 - Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Jean-Paul Droin - 6x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Domaine Jean-Paul Droin
  • Region Chablis
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2024 - 2035
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
Case price: £230.00 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
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  • Goedhuis, December 2022

    The mix of white stone soils and excellent exposure makes this high-class right bank Premier Cru a favourite amongst senior vignerons. So fresh and full of life, with notes of white flowers, jasmine and Seville orange, it builds in the palate showing off its pedigree, balancing fine density with tartness and vigour. It finishes with a salty seashell sensation. Extremely uplifting, joyous in every way.

  • Neal Martin, September 2023, Score: 91

    The 2021 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru is still quite austere on the nose, backward and almost surly in style with touches of wet stone, orchard fruit and saffron. The palate is well-balanced and poised, though perhaps it hasn't developed the panache of other cuvées and feels a bit "contained" on the finish. Maybe it is just biding its time?

  • Burghound, October 2022, Score: 91-94

    Moderately generous wood stops short of fighting with the ripe white orchard fruit, wet stone and spice that also display just enough Chablis typicity to be interesting. A highly sophisticated mouthfeel suffuses the solidly dense middleweight flavors where an almost pungent minerality adds a sense of lift to the attractively dry and sneaky long finale. This beauty is a combination of power and refinement that should age effortlessly. Sweet spot. Outstanding. Drink 2028+

  • Jasper Morris MW, December 2022, Score: 92-94

    Fullish pale yellow. Powerful but discreet, not too sunny. There is a touch of coconut from the wood, definitely some yellow fruit, with a slightly smoky finish, very typical and quite lovely. Drink from 2025-2031. Tasted: June 2022

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.