White

2018 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Chablis
  • Chablis Grand Cru
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CT93.5 7 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 7, 2021 - Opened for Kathy to pair with French Bread, Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon and Pate. Nose of wet slate, pear, cantaloupe, spring flowers, clove, lemon, and honey, same on the palate, medium/big body, mouth filling fruit, delicate, subtle, complex, elegant, at peak so enjoy in the next 2 years, long, flavorful finish and lovely aftertaste. Great Grand Cru Vineyard.

  • csimm1161 wrote:

    April 30, 2021 - 3 days in Napa: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, The French Laundry, Christopher Tynan, Kinsman, Harlan, Vice Versa, Accendo, Fairchild, Macdonald, and a truckload of others (Napa): I’ve spat out a bunch of information on this wine already, but I continue to go back to it every time even though I know it needs time to become even more complex. Still, this is a refreshing Chablis that holds its Grand Cru density with style and purpose. 2018 as a vintage may not be as nervy and invigorating as 2017 for Chablis, but I continue to be a fan of Droin’s continued commitment to excellence. Well done. I’m a loyal fan.

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 4, 2021 - Easter Brunch 2021 (Flemings, Walnut Creek, Ca.): Lovely nose of wet slate and wet shale, spring flowers, clove, lemon, honey, and pear, same on the palate, medium/big body, paired with Flemings Crab Cakes perfectly, mouth filling fruit, delicate, subtle, complex, elegant, at peak so enjoy in the next 2 years, long, flavorful finish. This was a $74 auction bottle and worth it, looking forward, I have one more left to enjoy in the next 3 months.

  • csimm1161 wrote:

    January 9, 2021 - Less of the ripe peach and cantaloupe elements on the front end with this particular bottle, instead focusing on fresh and luscious lemon and yellow pear elements that make for an invitingly succulent but also keenly steadfast delivery and purposeful flavor expansion. This holds its white stone frame with mastery, harnessing the fruit and driving it nicely through the finish.

    Temperature is key here, with a little cooler than cellar temperature being the sweet spot (around 50-52 degrees). As is not uncommon, too cold mutes the flavors and too warm flattens out the focus. Likely even better after 2023+. Sealed with DIAM 10; hold with confidence.

  • Dale M wrote: 90 points

    November 5, 2020 - Sort of a tough note to write from the position of two points of view: 1). Putting on my CT and connoisseur hat, for 80 and the Vaudesir GC, I think this vastly underperformed. I spent a lot of time with this and it just never delivered what one would expect for coverage and depth of a GC, served blind, I think there was a good chance that I would have guessed a village level burg ( I won’t hold anything against it for not tasting like a proto type Chablis, especially in 2018) Perhaps it was slightly corked. 2) On the flip side, this last Sunday was a wonderful day with my new wife of 2 weeks, my Seahawks took down the 49’ers, I enjoyed this with a wonderful chicken and sage pot pie cooked in a skillet with a puff pastry crust on top, life was good.

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  • By Neal Martin
    Close to the Edge: Chablis 2018 & 2019 (Sep 2020), 9/1/2020 (link)

    (Domaine Jean-paul & Benoît Droin Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

    (Domaine Jean-paul & Benoît Droin Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

    (Domaine Jean-paul & Benoît Droin Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    Oct-19, Issue #76 (link)

    (Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis - Vaudésir Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy

  • By Jasper Morris
    2018: The Vintage Report (Chablis), 5/1/2019 (link)

    (Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru, Domaine J-P & Benoît Droin, White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Vaudésir
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 31 (17%)
  • In Cellars 147 (80%)
  • Consumed 5 (3%)

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