2009 Droin, Jean Paul Chablis Montmains
Chardonnay - 750ML

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  • BH 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2009 Chablis Montmains is one of the more generous wines in this lineup. It possesses plenty of richness and body with expressive white peach and flower notes that flow through to the long finish. This is a deep rich... The 2009 Chablis Montmains is one of the more generous wines in this lineup. It possesses plenty of richness and body with expressive white peach and flower notes that flow through to the long finish. This is a deep rich style given a little more textural volume through the use of 35% oak. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2024. This is an exciting set of wines from Benoit Droin one of the generation of rising stars in Chablis. The estate farms nine hectares of vineyards. Benoit Droin told me his choice of when to start picking in 2009 was deeply influenced by 2006 a year in which he felt he waited too long. The 2009s were brought in beginning in early September. The wines were fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in steel and/or barrel depending on the specific wine as noted above. The 2010s which I tasted from tank in their final blends were among the highlights of my trip to Chablis. The 2010 harvest began on September 20th. Yields were down 30% on average. I also tasted a few older bottles including the 2002 Valmur and 2004 Vaudesir both of which were in great shape. -AG
BH 91
Burghound - Burghound, October 2011
A fresh bright and relatively elegant nose features floral roasted nut and orange peel aromas that give way gracefully to rich indeed almost opulent medium-bodied flavors that could pass for a Meursault save for the... A fresh bright and relatively elegant nose features floral roasted nut and orange peel aromas that give way gracefully to rich indeed almost opulent medium-bodied flavors that could pass for a Meursault save for the iodine character on the mildly austere finish. I very much like the silky texture and solid mid-palate concentration. Worth considering and this well-balanced effort should age well. ♥
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Appellation Montmains
Vintage 2009