Jean-Paul Benoit Droin
Jean Paul & Benoît Droin is one of the oldest wine producers in Chablis with nearly 400 years of wine-growing history. The estate is well known for its spread of impressive vineyard land, including plots in five of the seven Chablis Grand Cru vineyards, the most important of which is Les Clos. The subsequent portfolio is based entirely on Chardonnay.
The domaine spans some 25 hectares (62 acres) of vineyard land. Most of this is in premier or grand cru vineyards – along with the grand cru wines, Jean Paul & Benoît Droin make wine from eight premier cru sites, including Montmains and Fourchaume. The domaine also makes Petit Chablis and standard Chablis wines.
Pear, passionfruit, mango and quince after a burning autumn leaves smoke. This is a refreshing medium bodied wine.
Clear pale yellow colour. Aromas of acacia, peach, elderflower and tomato leaf. On the palate it is dry with medium acidity with a flavor intensity of stone fruit, minerals and gooseberry.
Roasted sesame, cooked apple, light honey and a touch of orange on the nose. Med body, nice oak, apple, fresh sesame and a touch of Angelica on the palate.
Crisp clean fresh with hints of gooseberry bush and citrus. This is a great sunny Sunday afternoon wine.
Very well balanced. Mineral, lemon candy with a good acidity. Develops into a honey texture.
This wine has a toffee, sawdust, butter, apple and citrus flavour. Fairly complex and very enjoyable. Pale yellow colour. Smooth consistency.