Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.142 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Ryan Mullins

Even more modern than previous vintages. Amazing combination of pineapple and lemon rind with super high acid

Even more modern than previous vintages. Amazing combination of pineapple and lemon rind with super high acid

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Fucking awesome with spicy flying fish

Fucking awesome with spicy flying fish

Feb 1st, 2017
Matt Lasater

Lots of energy and bouncy bright fruit. Shows a lot of damp earth, candied fruit, mushrooms. Hefty mid-palate and forward momentum but feels slightly confused. Still delicious and great value

Lots of energy and bouncy bright fruit. Shows a lot of damp earth, candied fruit, mushrooms. Hefty mid-palate and forward momentum but feels slightly confused. Still delicious and great value

Nov 19th, 2015
Pavle Milić

Zippy and lean!

Zippy and lean!

Nov 9th, 2015
John Lindenmuth

High acid. Bright and fun. Nice citrus notes.

High acid. Bright and fun. Nice citrus notes.

Jun 11th, 2015
Christopher Berry

Really good for the price. Depth and concentration. Conducting an in depth tasting/drinking before it goes on by the glass for the weekend.

Really good for the price. Depth and concentration. Conducting an in depth tasting/drinking before it goes on by the glass for the weekend.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Christian Broder

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

9.0

Great value.

Great value.

Jan 26th, 2015
Peter Sultan

A favorite- fuller, more sancerre/cat pissy w the tics of age, but really emerges as a mineral zelig as it drinks. Plus, for some reason, completely undervalued (about 26$)

A favorite- fuller, more sancerre/cat pissy w the tics of age, but really emerges as a mineral zelig as it drinks. Plus, for some reason, completely undervalued (about 26$)

Apr 16th, 2017
Neil Cornish

Intense aromatics. Lime oil dripped on lemon curd.

Intense aromatics. Lime oil dripped on lemon curd.

Feb 5th, 2017
Erik Nordman

First ever Chablis Premier Cru! Awesome juice. Was the first Chablis I've had that has a noticeable oak influence in terms of flavor and aroma rather than just body added by a bit of neutral oak (although I'd guess that this is still mostly neutral oak with a tiny percentage of new oak that adds the extra richness here). Starfruit, Meyer lemon, ripe yellow apples, crushed chalk and saline, accented by a bit of crème fraîche and Parmigiano cheese rind, plus a subtle crème brûlée and baking spice note. Malo gives a bit of richness and complexity to the nose, which somewhat belies the focus and purity of minerality and fruit that drives the palate. Medium bodied with rich texture yet still lean and focused with mouthwatering acidity. Simultaneous richness and freshness. Kind of a wine of juxtapositions in that way I suppose, and I really like it. I'd love to try this with some sort of creamy seafood dish. Great QPR too, I got this for under $30 and it provided a really pleasing white Burgundy experience.

First ever Chablis Premier Cru! Awesome juice. Was the first Chablis I've had that has a noticeable oak influence in terms of flavor and aroma rather than just body added by a bit of neutral oak (although I'd guess that this is still mostly neutral oak with a tiny percentage of new oak that adds the extra richness here). Starfruit, Meyer lemon, ripe yellow apples, crushed chalk and saline, accented by a bit of crème fraîche and Parmigiano cheese rind, plus a subtle crème brûlée and baking spice note. Malo gives a bit of richness and complexity to the nose, which somewhat belies the focus and purity of minerality and fruit that drives the palate. Medium bodied with rich texture yet still lean and focused with mouthwatering acidity. Simultaneous richness and freshness. Kind of a wine of juxtapositions in that way I suppose, and I really like it. I'd love to try this with some sort of creamy seafood dish. Great QPR too, I got this for under $30 and it provided a really pleasing white Burgundy experience.

Jul 23rd, 2016