2020 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Vaillons Chablis Premier Cru
Here there is less citrus and more floral influence on the white pepper and mineral reduction inflected nose. The sleek, intense and attractively textured medium weight flavors possess a bracing salinity on the agreeably dry and equally well-focused finale that is just a bit firmer. Drink 2026+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2020 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has a flinty, focused, energetic nose that feels more harmonious than the preceding Côte de Léchet. The palate is taut, fresh and saline in the mouth, showing great depth and concentration toward the finish. This will be worth looking out for. Drink 2024 - 2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous
A fresh lime tint to the colour heralds the classic dry minerality of this vineyard. Sweetly soft white fruit up front, classic Chablis behind with a grace and charm, and pleasingly persistent.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy