2019 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Grenouilles Chablis Grand Cru
The 2019 Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles is excellent, mingling aromas of citrus zest, orange oil, pastry, beeswax, ginger and iodine in an incipiently complex bouquet. Full-bodied, satiny and layered, with a concentrated core of fruit and bright girdling acids, it concludes with a long, saline finish. This is already very integrated and complete, but the real fireworks will come with bottle age.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Aug 2021)
This too is moderately reduced with some post-bottling sulfur in evidence so again, I would advise decanting it first if you're going to crack a bottle upon release. More interesting are the round, caressing and solidly intense flavors that possess the best concentration in the entire range while delivering positively huge length on the markedly spicy finish. I was seriously impressed with this and moreover, it's rare that the Grenouilles outperforms both the Les Clos and Vaudésir chez Droin.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Pale colour, but offering a powerful nose, with its characteristic spices. This is very harmonious on the palate, fills the mouth, waves of clean fresh fruit come through at the back. Grenouilles can live with the style of the vintage. 50% wood does not show. Lovely balanced complex aftertaste. This wine slightly exceeds 14% alcohol, but if any one Chablis vineyard can cope with that, it is Grenouilles.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy