2010 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Jean-Paul Droin

Old-vine fruit makes this a powerful and complex wine. Richly intense on the nose, with ripe citrus, green apple and smoky notes. Ripely rounded on the palate, this is powerful and masculine, with structural minerality providing a considerable backbone to concentrated ripe fruit characters of preserved lemons, white peach and apricot. The finish is lingering and memorable. A tremendous Grand Cru.

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
Report
1 available
£1,112.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Valmur, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2022
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2010 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Jean-Paul Droin
Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Present in Chablis since at least 1620, nobody understands Chablis better than the Droin family. Jean-Paul (J.P.) first put the estate on the map, and it’s now Benoît in charge. He’s the fourteenth generation at the helm, since 1999. That was the same year the Droins built a state-of-the-art winery, in the shadow of the Grands Crus. Benoît has increased quality considerably. He uses less new oak, making Chablis that’s crisp, precise, and that shows differences between each vineyard clearly.

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