2016 Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vaillons

Chablis, Burgundy/Beaujolais FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Closure Style
drink or keep
Bottle Size
Case Quantity
Wine Score
90-92 points, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Aug 2017
90-92 points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, Aug 2017 93 pts, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, Oct 2017 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2018
89-91 points, Allen Meadows, burghound.com, O

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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is matured in 20% oak with the remainder in stainless steel. It has a typical floral bouquet with scents of lemon curd and a subtle hazelnut aroma that becomes accentuated with aeration. The palate is lively and fresh, elegant and harmonious with a fine thread of acidity. It is very expressive at the moment and as Benoît commented, it will sprint out of the blocks almost as soon as it is bottled. Put your name down for a bottle. 90-92 points

Stephen Tanzer

(this wine began in 25% oak). Bright lemon-green color. Vibrant aromas of lime, lemon zest and mint. Dense, thick and savory, showing lovely cool Chablis minerality and nicely integrated acidity. Finishes chewy and long but not at all dry or phenolic. The yield here was a healthy 50 hectoliters per hectare as the vines, according to Droin, were virtually untouched by hail and frost. An excellent showing today. 90-92 points

Julia Harding

Bottled. Dusty but quite tart and intense citrus aroma, almost more lime th

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