2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Jean-Paul Droin

The 2016 Valmur clearly shows the quality of the site and the vintage. Delicately aromatic, and ripe yet precise on the palate, it has the concentration and elegance you expect from a producer of Droin’s calibre.

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  • Region & country
    Valmur, Chablis, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2026
  • Colour
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  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Jean-Paul Droin


The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur has a clean and precise bouquet... with gorgeous yellow plum and lemon curd scents that reluctantly waft from the glass with rigorous aeration, underneath which are scents of cold slate. The palate is very smooth on the entry with just a touch of orange rind and tangerine. Later it becomes more linear and tensile with a Bâtard-Montrachet-like finish! This should turn into a glorious grand cru Chablis.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (August 2017)
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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