2016 Jean-Paul Droin Chablis GC Grenouille

Origin
Chablis, Burgundy/Beaujolais FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91-93 points, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Aug 2017
92-94 points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, Aug 2017 95 pts, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, Oct 2017
91-93 points, Allen Meadows, burghound.com, Oct 2017
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles was certainly the most minimalist of Droin’s grand crus—austere and reserved at this stage. The palate is clean and precise with notes of orange sorbet and tangerine. It is quite feminine and elegant, approachable in style but maybe without the ambition of the Valmur or Vaudésir. We will see... 91-93 points

Stephen Tanzer

(these vines just turned 70 years old but still produce a healthy crop, according to Droin, who has not yet started to replant them; 13% alcohol). Light yellow, but without the green tinge of some of the other 2016s at this address. Distinctly ripe, buttery aromas of soft citrus and tropical fruits show a slightly exotic character. Thick, creamy-sweet and highly concentrated but given shape by ripe, harmonious acidity. A bit aggressive and edgy on the phenolic finish but also boasts explosive length. At this point in our tasting, Droin noted that he lightly chaptalized both the Valmur and the Clos in 2016, but not this wine from deeper soil

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