2022 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

2022 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Mont de Milieu, the mountain in the middle, historically marked the frontier between Burgundy and Champagne. It has a south-facing aspect - rare in Chablis - and this wine expresses the flamboyant side of Chardonnay grown in a sunny spot in a cool climate. The old vines have produced a wine bursting with apricots and peaches; it’s like the fruit has been supercharged here. On the palate there is a pronounced chalky freshness which wraps around the gourmand fruit. Intense, salty, and voluminous.

Critic score
91/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Mont de Milieu, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2035info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Classification
    Premier Cru

Tasting notes

Just under 20% wood. Pale lemon colour. The bouquet is softer and fleshier than the left bank wines but that is typical. Some light peach overtones though not as exaggerated as in 2019 for this cru. Definitely peachy on the palate though rinsed with ripe lemons. Medium to full bodied, enjoy this in its style but not as a shellfish Chablis.

Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy (December 2023)
90—92/100

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