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2012 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Vaudésir

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April 21, 2024 - $66



93The Wine Advocate

The palate is silky smooth and harmonious on the entry with orange zest and lemon curd. This is a feminine, refined Chablis, supremely well-focused, a Chablis that is almost caressing on the finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Almond, hazelnut, dried orchard fruits and spices are all laced together. Silky and pliant on the palate...

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...a hint of resiny oak. Large-scaled, creamy and broad; begins with a very rich pineapple flavor but strong mineral, crushed rock, pepper and menthol notes clamp down on the wine's fruit on the back end.

There is a lovely mineral streak that runs the length of the intense, detailed and saline-infused broad-scaled flavors that possess excellent concentration and power before culminating in an extract-rich finish that coats the mouth.


France, Burgundy, Chablis, Vaudesir

Vaudesir is a 31.8-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Chablis, in northwestern Burgundy. Most of it is high on a slope and faces south. It includes the very small vineyard of La Moutonne, which is 5.8 acres. Robert M. Parker has noted that Vaudesir wines are admired for their "precision of flavors and clarity." The largest landholders are Long-Depaquit, with 6.5 acres; Besson, with 3.58 acres; and Drouhin, with 3.5 acres. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.


White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.