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DOMAINE JP & B DROIN

Benoît Droin may have a youthful appearance but he speaks with the wisdom that can only come from generations of Chablisien know-how being passed down by a combination of intuition, osmosis and hard-work. This is a man who takes the long-term view and has a clear idea of what he is trying to achieve from which we can only assume that his goal is terrific wines of purity, elegance and accessibility. Combine this with some great value pricing and these wines will continue to bring enormous pleasure to all who encounter them.

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The best vineyard in Chablis, this is incredibly complex and tightly wound, packed with rich fruit on the entry before a core of tightly wound citrus and finishing on notes of flinty minerality. Sublime.  Benoît explained that while other vineyards lost a lot of crop Les Clos was protected by its walled microclimate, losing just 10% of the crop, as...

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Whilst the winemaking here is the same as the Vaudésir, the finished wine is very different. The Valmur is a powerful wine, with bundles of energy. The oak is arguably more prominent at this youthful stage suggesting it needs more time to age, but the brooding minerality beneath the veneer is unmistakable and hints at a wine with great potential....

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Image of wine Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot
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A welcome return after the 2015 crop was entirely lost to hail. As ever this is the most delicate of the Grands Crus, made entirely without oak.  The profile here is distinctly of oyster shell and a lovely hint of sea salt salinity. This is a wine of gorgeous purity and finesse; intensely chablisien with a chalky, zesty finish.  A delicate expression...

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A refreshing and energetic wine with lovely pure fruit, there is an added tension and direction here. A bright bouquet of white stone fruits leads to a refreshing palate with lively green apple flavours underscored by a lean mineral character which leads to a long finish. 

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The village Chablis comes from several parcels all of which add intensity and character to the blend. The 2016 has an aromatic bouquet with a vibrant palate of green apples and mineral citrus fruits underscored by a persistent mineral freshness.  Perfect for 
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Image of wine Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
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An east to south facing vineyard with deep calcerous soils, this wine has a refined mineral character which is typical of this vineyard. The 2016 has an intense lime and grapefruit flavour leading to a long and persistent finish. It could do with a little bit more ageing.
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2015 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

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Case 6 x 75cl £159.60

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2016 Chablis

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2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

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Whilst the winemaking here is the same as the Vaudésir, the finished wine is very different. The Valmur is a powerful wine, with bundles of energy. The oak is arguably more prominent at this youthful stage suggesting it needs more time to age, but the brooding minerality beneath the veneer is unmistakable and hints at a wine with great potential....

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2016 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot

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A welcome return after the 2015 crop was entirely lost to hail. As ever this is the most delicate of the Grands Crus, made entirely without oak.  The profile here is distinctly of oyster shell and a lovely hint of sea salt salinity. This is a wine of gorgeous purity and finesse; intensely chablisien with a chalky, zesty finish.  A delicate expression...

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2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

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2007 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

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Bottle 75cl £33.80

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