Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.030 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.1

Lip tingling acidity and loads of minerality and tart fruit. Classy!

Lip tingling acidity and loads of minerality and tart fruit. Classy!

Nov 17th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Loving this vintage, & I've always had a soft spot for Droin, think the wines always have such a great rapport qualité/prix.

Loving this vintage, & I've always had a soft spot for Droin, think the wines always have such a great rapport qualité/prix.

Aug 12th, 2016
Nick Apone

2014 vintage.

2014 vintage.

May 4th, 2016
Daron Watson

wonderful orchard blossom perfume ~ hints at rich yet comes off fresh ~ strong citrus w some tropical ~ zingy acid w ginger & snap!

wonderful orchard blossom perfume ~ hints at rich yet comes off fresh ~ strong citrus w some tropical ~ zingy acid w ginger & snap!

Feb 16th, 2016
Sylvain Rhainds

2014!

Dec 27th, 2018
Diane Munch

With perfect asperges et langoustines....

With perfect asperges et langoustines....

May 30th, 2018
Dave Michalowski

Man this is bright - acidity is off the charts. Love the minerality, wet rocks, sage, fresh green pepper, lemon, pineapple.

Man this is bright - acidity is off the charts. Love the minerality, wet rocks, sage, fresh green pepper, lemon, pineapple.

May 14th, 2017
Erik Nordman

Solid, textbook Chablis Premier Cru. Incredible tension and focus while still having a touch of richness from ML, partial neutral oak elevage, and lees action. If drinking now, decant, and preferably wait a couple years; this stuff needs a bit of air and/or time to unwind and right now it shows a little too reductively right out of the gate. Also, the acid is a bit intense even for an acid freak like me. Pours a medium (-) straw-gold hue. Nose of tart Granny Smith apple, lemon curd, smoky crushed chalk and sea spray, slightly underripe starfruit, and a hard cheese rind leesy character. On the palate, it's incredibly linear and with laser sharp focus; with more lemon curd, crushed chalk and oyster shell, underripe starfruit, Granny Smith apple skin, and hard cheese rind lees notes abound. Absolutely screamin' acid and bone dry with medium (-) body that is offered a bit of oily, soft texture from elevage on fine lees with partial neutral oak. Nice length. Intense wine; begs for oysters on the half shell or a bright seafood dish like a scallop crudo or something.

Solid, textbook Chablis Premier Cru. Incredible tension and focus while still having a touch of richness from ML, partial neutral oak elevage, and lees action. If drinking now, decant, and preferably wait a couple years; this stuff needs a bit of air and/or time to unwind and right now it shows a little too reductively right out of the gate. Also, the acid is a bit intense even for an acid freak like me. Pours a medium (-) straw-gold hue. Nose of tart Granny Smith apple, lemon curd, smoky crushed chalk and sea spray, slightly underripe starfruit, and a hard cheese rind leesy character. On the palate, it's incredibly linear and with laser sharp focus; with more lemon curd, crushed chalk and oyster shell, underripe starfruit, Granny Smith apple skin, and hard cheese rind lees notes abound. Absolutely screamin' acid and bone dry with medium (-) body that is offered a bit of oily, soft texture from elevage on fine lees with partial neutral oak. Nice length. Intense wine; begs for oysters on the half shell or a bright seafood dish like a scallop crudo or something.

Apr 29th, 2017
Stephen Osgood

baby Dauv

baby Dauv

Apr 3rd, 2017
Esther Cosio

Wow acid! Lemon yogurt, lean

Wow acid! Lemon yogurt, lean

Feb 18th, 2017