Jean-Paul Droin Vaillons Chablis Premier Cru 2012

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

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Item No. 129610
  • V91
  • ST90
  • RP89
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Leaving first a soft and very aromatic taste in the mouth, this wine rapidly lets out fresh fruit and mineral notes. It is the Premier Cry best inclined to be consumed when still young; though can age beautifully.

Critical Acclaim

"lmonds, sage, dried pears and slate are some of the many notes that grace the 2012 Chablis Vaillons. A wine of precision and tension, the Vaillons isn't ready to show all its cards yet. Instead, it is the wine's energy and tension that are most suggestive of a bright future."
91 Points

"Bright, light yellow. Aromas of orange zest, lemon and white truffle. Juicy and sweet, showing an attractive sugar/acid balance to its ripe flavors of yellow peach and oyster juice. Good extract here. Finishes dense and dry, with a youthful bitterness. This has unclenched considerably since I tasted it last year right after the bottling."
90 Points

"Bottled just the week before I tasted it, Droin’s 2012 Chablis Vaillons issues from numerous parcels representing all five applicable lieux-dits of Vaillons. Fresh lime and apple saturated with chalk make for a rather brittle though refreshing performance likely a bit handicapped by the effects of its recent bottling. A radish-like bite enhances invigoration in a finish that satisfies with its generous primary juiciness while leaving undeniable chalk and stone traces. I suspect this will be well worth revisiting through 2016, if not beyond. 89+"
89 Points

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