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Droin Chablis 2018

Droin Chablis 2018

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"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. 88-90 points

Benoît Droin showed me a stunning range of wines in both 2018 and 2017, culminating with a handful of library wines. I could have spent the whole day in these cellars. Over the last few years, Droin has emerged as one of the most exciting domaines in Chablis. The wines are marked by their energy, nuance and site-specific expression. As is the case in pretty much every cellar, the 2018s are open-knit and inviting, while the 2017s are more vibrant and nervy."

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/20)


Benoit, the current winemaker, is the 14th generation of the Droin family to be involved in the wine trade - this lineage goes back to at least 1620! He is putting his stamp on this address by dialling back on his father's (Jean-Paul's) use of new oak and each wine now receives the treatment that its terroir can handle, e.g. the village Chablis is fermented and matured in tank whereas the grand cru Les Clos receives 50% barrel fermentation and maturation. However, please note that the percentage of new oak here is limited to 10%. So, if you enjoy Chardonnay ithe hands of a top exponent, not to mention that distinctive minerality which is attributable to Kimmeridgean limestone from the Jurassic period, these great wines of terroir are for you!