Joseph Drouhin Chablis Vaudon Premier Cru 2008

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

$39.99
Item No. 110340
  • white wine
  • W&S93
  • WE92
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.

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

An elegant wine. Brilliant color, with hints of green. Typical Chablis nose, where aromas of citrus (lemon) fern and even salty sensations predominate. On the palate: vigorous and lively, but in a soft mode. A lot of finesse and balance.

Critical Acclaim

"This captures the pure Chablisenne essence of limestone. The pale marine earthiness is balanced by succulent fresh apple flavor, deepened by leesy scents of roasted hazelnuts and gingery spice. It's broad rich and toasty, a complex young wine that will only gain with bottle age."
93 Points

"A toasty and buttery wine that is initially smooth and silky. It’s only on the mid-palate that the tauter, more steely character of Chablis comes through. With fresh acidity, this easily combines both ripeness and mouthwatering crispness. "
92 Points

Customer Reviews Sign In to Add Your Own

Rating:
(9/11/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
Stoic and steely yet sedate, this fine Chablis would benefit from a bit more cellaring time. Still, the crisp minerality of this wine, well chilled, makes for a fine aperatif. I would give it a B-. Not one of Joseph Drouhin's better offerings.
Please sign in or create a profile to rate
Rating:
(2/4/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Please sign in or create a profile to rate

Learn About Joseph Drouhin Map ItMap It

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...

Read More About Joseph Drouhin

Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

Read More About Chablis

Learn About Chardonnay

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...

Read More About Chardonnay

Related Products
Winemaker's Notes Chablis Premier Cru Sécher is on the same slope as Vaillons. Not as well known as its neighbor, ...
Winemaker's Notes A dry and brisk wine, typical of Chablis. Brilliant yellow green color. The aromas are reminiscent of lemon, ...
Winemaker's Notes The grapes come from three famous Premier Cru vineyards : Mont de Milieu, Montée de Tonnerre and Moireins. ...
PDXVAUDON_2008
close
Please login or create an account to create a wine list.
close
close
New Arrival Alert
Also sign me up for Wine.com emails featuring deals, trends and new arrivals
Your alert has been added!

Remember, you can go to my account > my alerts to view/edit your alerts at any time (or click here if you want to see them now!)

Membership Benefits


  • • Unlimited FREE ground shipping.
  • • Fast & convenient delivery to your door.
  • • Shop with confidence, satisfaction guaranteed.

Ship on us for a month!

Start My Free Trial

After your free trial, StewardShip is just $49/year.

*Some exclusions apply

close popup