Joseph Drouhin Chablis Vaudesir 2005

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

$82.00 $61.99
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Item No. 98571
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS91
  • W&S90
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

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:
  • 1997
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

An exquisite wine often drunk on its own as an aperitif. Pure and limpid color, with a faint greenish hint. On the nose, fresh aromas of flower and fruit (lemony flavors) and, at times, spicy notes of coriander. On the palate: harmonious aromas bringing character and elegance. The magnitude of its Grand Cru origin and the light salty notes from the Kimmeridgian soil are in evidence. Remarkably long and complex persistence in the aftertaste.

Nice pale yellow color with a bright, greenish glint. Clean and crisp on the nose, very Chablis-like. Rather full in the mouth with ripe aromas reminiscent of lemon preserve (citron confit). Mineral character and acidity are well-balanced. It is a very nice vintage for Chablis.

Critical Acclaim

"Floral and spice aromas lead to lemon and mineral flavors in this rich, polished Chablis. Needs time to integrate the oak, but this is intense, harmonious and long. Best from 2009 through 2018. 65 cases imported. "
91 Points

"Pale straw color. High-pitched aromas of lime skin, spearmint, quinine, juniper and dusty stone. Then supple and rather soft but light on its feet, with surprising mid-palate sweetness and complicating floral and mineral notes. Turns minerally and rather austere on the back end, suggesting that this grand cru will require several years of aging."
90 Points

"Tart apple scents and apple butter flavors carry a lot of alcohol, which makes the wine spicy and broad. It's a little spirity and liqueur-like, finishing on pear William flavors. A substantial chardonnay for roast veal."
90 Points

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Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on...

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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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