@Delectable this is 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin, “Blanchot”
The nose reveals; candle wax, lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, topical melons, beeswax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter, with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers.
The palate is; rich, lush, round, waxy and elegantly smooth. Excellent viscosity. Glorious as it slips over the beautiful mouthfeel. Sour lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp & candy, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, guava, topical melons, beeswax, candle wax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, saline, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers. The acidity is; round, phat & lively. The finish is; polish, rich, lush, balance fruit & earth and has no hiccups. Great wire to wire.
Photos of; one of their Vineyards, Benoît Droin tasting through his wines & Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin,
Producer notes; The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît is the 14th generation guardian.
The Domaine has 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grand Crus. They prune specific to each vineyard. The wines are fermented differently by vineyard.
All their wines are fermented in mature oak. The Blanchots are all fermented and matured in tank. Vaillons, Mont de Milieu and Montée de Tonnerre receive 25 per cent of barrel fermentation and maturation, 35 per cent for Vosgros and Vaudésir, 40 per cent for Montmains and Valmur, peaking at 50 per cent for Fourchaume, Grenouilles and Les Clos. However the age of the oak and the choice of tonnelier may vary according to the cuvée. The maximum new oak is ten per cent in the Grand Crus. — 6 months ago
Fresh, atypical chardonnay. No wood, pear and unripe melon. Oke! — 4 years ago
Muito bom, excelente, um dos melhores! — a year ago
In France (Provence Hautes Aples). Climbed Mont Ventoux on the bike today. Opened an amazing bottle this evening. Everything perfect about the bottle. Deep dark hue. Black fruit. Licorice. Legs. Beautifully integrated. Yes I could have let this age longer, but it was perfect for today. — a year ago
A 50/50 blend of Marsanne and Viognier, the enchanting Clos Bellane Côtes du Rhône Villages Blanc hails from a higher altitude site, with vineyard blocks set on 410" plateau opposite Mont Ventoux. Sunbeam yellow with lemon drop and d'Anjou pear leading into more diffuse aromas of dried laurel and slate. The attack is round and almost tender—anchored by a single vein of acidity—a center of gravity weighted in crushed stones and white pepper. Nice intensity and an even better finish 13.5% ABV | Sample — 4 years ago
Yep. Spot on. In the shadows of Mont Ventoux sips the thirsty mouth on a bottle of rosé. That’s it, I’m retiring in this lounge chair. — a year ago
Yummy 2015 — 3 years ago
Mont Ventoux spiciness — 3 years ago