Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

9.025 ratings on Delectable
$30.95

A gorgeous orchard blossom with hints of lime and a mineral driven bouquet of salt and crushed stone. Fresh and balanced on the palate with citrus fruit and apple notes. Terrific energy and focus all the way to the long, lingering finish. This producer's wines have level of richness and intensity that are associated with wines that cost 2-3x more. Sokolin Tasting Panel

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Meagher MS Delectable Pro

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

Lip tingling acidity and loads of minerality and tart fruit. Classy!

Lip tingling acidity and loads of minerality and tart fruit. Classy!

9.1

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Loving this vintage, & I've always had a soft spot for Droin, think the wines always have such a great rapport qualité/prix.

Loving this vintage, & I've always had a soft spot for Droin, think the wines always have such a great rapport qualité/prix.

9.2

Nick Apone Delectable Pro

2014 vintage.

2014 vintage.

9.0

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

wonderful orchard blossom perfume ~ hints at rich yet comes off fresh ~ strong citrus w some tropical ~ zingy acid w ginger & snap!

wonderful orchard blossom perfume ~ hints at rich yet comes off fresh ~ strong citrus w some tropical ~ zingy acid w ginger & snap!

9.2

Dave Michalowski

Man this is bright - acidity is off the charts. Love the minerality, wet rocks, sage, fresh green pepper, lemon, pineapple.

Man this is bright - acidity is off the charts. Love the minerality, wet rocks, sage, fresh green pepper, lemon, pineapple.

9.0

Erik Nordman

Solid, textbook Chablis Premier Cru. Incredible tension and focus while still having a touch of richness from ML, partial neutral oak elevage, and lees action. If drinking now, decant, and preferably wait a couple years; this stuff needs a bit of air and/or time to unwind and right now it shows a little too reductively right out of the gate. Also, the acid is a bit intense even for an acid freak like me. Pours a medium (-) straw-gold hue. Nose of tart Granny Smith apple, lemon curd, smoky crushed chalk and sea spray, slightly underripe starfruit, and a hard cheese rind leesy character. On the palate, it's incredibly linear and with laser sharp focus; with more lemon curd, crushed chalk and oyster shell, underripe starfruit, Granny Smith apple skin, and hard cheese rind lees notes abound. Absolutely screamin' acid and bone dry with medium (-) body that is offered a bit of oily, soft texture from elevage on fine lees with partial neutral oak. Nice length. Intense wine; begs for oysters on the half shell or a bright seafood dish like a scallop crudo or something.

Solid, textbook Chablis Premier Cru. Incredible tension and focus while still having a touch of richness from ML, partial neutral oak elevage, and lees action. If drinking now, decant, and preferably wait a couple years; this stuff needs a bit of air and/or time to unwind and right now it shows a little too reductively right out of the gate. Also, the acid is a bit intense even for an acid freak like me. Pours a medium (-) straw-gold hue. Nose of tart Granny Smith apple, lemon curd, smoky crushed chalk and sea spray, slightly underripe starfruit, and a hard cheese rind leesy character. On the palate, it's incredibly linear and with laser sharp focus; with more lemon curd, crushed chalk and oyster shell, underripe starfruit, Granny Smith apple skin, and hard cheese rind lees notes abound. Absolutely screamin' acid and bone dry with medium (-) body that is offered a bit of oily, soft texture from elevage on fine lees with partial neutral oak. Nice length. Intense wine; begs for oysters on the half shell or a bright seafood dish like a scallop crudo or something.

9.1

Stephen Osgood

baby Dauv

baby Dauv

9.4

Esther Cosio

Wow acid! Lemon yogurt, lean

Wow acid! Lemon yogurt, lean

8.5

Evan Bienstock

Maybe Baxter doesn't like this bc he's British (@Ron R) and this is French, but we love it. Pears and peach coming through as I swirl the glass. In the mouth it's delicate and sweet. No bite. So French.

Maybe Baxter doesn't like this bc he's British (@Ron R) and this is French, but we love it. Pears and peach coming through as I swirl the glass. In the mouth it's delicate and sweet. No bite. So French.

9.2

Melanie Callen

Too much lemon and florals

Too much lemon and florals

7.1