Joseph Drouhin Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2006

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

$100.00 $79.99
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Item No. 96465
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST93
  • RP91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Les Clos is one of the seven Grand Crus on the large hill directly overlooking the town of Chablis. It is here that the vine was first planted: its name probably refers to the stone walls that surrounded the vineyard centuries ago.

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is quite a special wine. With its hue of green and gold, its penetrating aroma and its unique combination of elegance, nerve and flintiness, it is unsurpassed. It also has an excellent potential for ageing, and after 5 or 6 years, the wine develops even greater, more complex flavours. In a good vintage, it will keep easily 15 to 20 years!

Critical Acclaim

"Good pale yellow. Soil-inflected nose offers flint, smoke, minerals, quinine and dusty stone, plus notes of white pepper and snap pea that reminded me of gruner veltliner. Sappy, classic and backward, with a distinctly tactile quality to the flavors of powdered stone and citrus peel. Much less showy today than the Vaudesir but not at all hard. This really dusts the palate. 91-93"
93 Points

"Old selection massale vines help endow the Drouhin 2006 Chablis Les Clos with deep, rich purple plum and lobster sweetness, complemented by hints of salt, zesty citrus, and bitter fruit pit. Undeniably dense, this misses a bit of the mystery as well as the refinement of the Vaudesir, and the oak influence is a bit more noticeable. But it’s early days, and one can with reasonable confidence predict at least a decade of interesting bottle evolution."
91 Points

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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