2020 Chablis Grand Cru Hommage à Louis (Les Clos), Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

2020 Chablis Grand Cru Hommage à Louis (Les Clos), Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

As ever, this is the pinnacle of the Droin wines, and one of the finest grand cru cuvées in Chablis. Benoît says it will need 20 years to reach its peak. I’ll keep my drink dates a little earlier, though I’ve no doubt the wine could peak at 20 years if you have the patience. It is so tight and nervous, with power bubbling beneath the still surface. The special name of this cuvée is in celebration of Louis Droin, who bought this parcel in 1920.

Critic score
93.5/100 info
Pricing
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Case, 6 Bottles
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£430.02
Case, 6 Bottles
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£480.00
Case, 6 Bottles
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£490.80
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£79.00
Bottle
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£80.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Les Clos, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2024 - 2042info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Classification
    Grand Cru

Tasting notes

Here too the nose is largely dominated by notes of smoky mineral reduction, acacia blossom, citrus rind and soft wood. There is excellent intensity to the admirably pure middle weight plus flavors that exude an inviting salinity on the detailed and hugely long finish that presently displays a hint of sweetness that I don't expect to last. This is potentially terrific.

Allen Meadows, Burghound (October 2021)
92—95/100

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