2009 Jean Paul Droin Chablis les Clos Grand Cru

2009 Jean Paul Droin Chablis les Clos Grand Cru

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • BH 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2009 Jean Paul Droin Chablis les Clos Grand Cru

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2009 Chablis Les Clos is striking in the way it saturates the palate in all dimensions with gorgeous inner perfume and layers of textured brilliant fruit. Saline notes appear on the mid-palate and finish giving the... The 2009 Chablis Les Clos is striking in the way it saturates the palate in all dimensions with gorgeous inner perfume and layers of textured brilliant fruit. Saline notes appear on the mid-palate and finish giving the wine further intensity focus and harmony. Hints of smokiness and crushed rocks wrap around the close. Here too the 50% oak is very nicely integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. 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 93
Burghound - Burghound, October 2010
A highly expressive ripe nose of white flower spice stone and pear leads to impressively rich and broad-scaled flavors that possess ample amounts of extract that coat and stain the palate on the strikingly long finish... A highly expressive ripe nose of white flower spice stone and pear leads to impressively rich and broad-scaled flavors that possess ample amounts of extract that coat and stain the palate on the strikingly long finish. Like the Grenouilles this is not especially refined but it is certainly imposing.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Bright pale yellow with a green tinge. Complex aromas of citrus fruits crushed stone silex licorice and mint. Dense and rich but reticent; mouthfilling but with a lighter touch than the preceding grand crus. Less large... Bright pale yellow with a green tinge. Complex aromas of citrus fruits crushed stone silex licorice and mint. Dense and rich but reticent; mouthfilling but with a lighter touch than the preceding grand crus. Less large and more long in shape. Really vibrates on the saline smooth finish where the smoky flinty character is more than strong enough to stand up to the 50% oak element. From a blend of 50- and 30-year-old vines plus a bit of younger vines that Droin says brings added freshness to the wine.