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Chablis Vaudon

Joseph Drouhin, Chablis Vaudon 2017

R335

108 in stock

Notes

Chablis. Fresh. Pure. Gravelly. Classic.

Chablis is closer to Champagne than the Côte d’Or and the wines are a lighter, fresher style of Chardonnay with fine aromatics and chalky, oyster shell characteristics. Joseph Drouhin saw the potential of Chablis in the ‘60s and has been producing classic terroir-driven wines ever since.

‘So Chablis!’ is how Jancis Robinson described the Drouhin-Vaudon 2017s.

‘There was so little wine that some producers were selling their 2017 Chablis by January 2018’, writes Tim Atkin in his Chablis 2017 report.

Chablisiens, no strangers to freezing temperatures, experienced black frosts between 18 – 29 April 2017. The result – only two thirds of a normal crop was produced. The balance between power (concentration from low yields) and acidity (cool growing season and early picking) is a key feature of the 2017s.

The Drouhin style marries balance, harmony, finesse and character. All Drouhin’s Chablis vineyards are cultivated according to biodynamic principles. Absolute priority is given to the genuine expression of the terroir and vintage during vinification and they have delivered in a big way!

Tasting notes:
So Chablis! Dusty, grapefruit, lemon. Perfect combination of tangy fruit and chalky finesse. Unexpected and marked intensity on the palate: purity and precision and fruit intensity without strident fruit flavours. Creamy, long finish. Drink 2020 – 2028.’ – Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson.com, 16.5/20

‘The wines from 2017, to my taste, well and truly outperform the 2016s for quality. A vintage that shows a great deal of promise, 2017 is more vertical than 2016 in terms of palate shape and more vibrant and energetic, with a greater sense of tension. The wines are more succulent, characterised by a thread of lively acidity that cuts nicely through ripe-fruit flavours’ – James Suckling

Chablis. Fresh. Pure. Gravelly. Classic.

Chablis is closer to Champagne than the Côte d’Or and the wines are a lighter, fresher style of Chardonnay with fine aromatics and chalky, oyster shell characteristics. Joseph Drouhin saw the potential of Chablis in the ‘60s and has been producing classic terroir-driven wines ever since.

‘So Chablis!’ is how Jancis Robinson described the Drouhin-Vaudon 2017s.

‘There was so little wine that some producers were selling their 2017 Chablis by January 2018’, writes Tim Atkin in his Chablis 2017 report.

Chablisiens, no strangers to freezing temperatures, experienced black frosts between 18 – 29 April 2017. The result – only two thirds of a normal crop was produced. The balance between power (concentration from low yields) and acidity (cool growing season and early picking) is a key feature of the 2017s.

The Drouhin style marries balance, harmony, finesse and character. All Drouhin’s Chablis vineyards are cultivated according to biodynamic principles. Absolute priority is given to the genuine expression of the terroir and vintage during vinification and they have delivered in a big way!

Tasting notes:
So Chablis! Dusty, grapefruit, lemon. Perfect combination of tangy fruit and chalky finesse. Unexpected and marked intensity on the palate: purity and precision and fruit intensity without strident fruit flavours. Creamy, long finish. Drink 2020 – 2028.’ – Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson.com, 16.5/20

‘The wines from 2017, to my taste, well and truly outperform the 2016s for quality. A vintage that shows a great deal of promise, 2017 is more vertical than 2016 in terms of palate shape and more vibrant and energetic, with a greater sense of tension. The wines are more succulent, characterised by a thread of lively acidity that cuts nicely through ripe-fruit flavours’ – James Suckling

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JR.com 16.5

Country

FR

Region

Burgundy

Style

White

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