90 points Vinous
Vinous Reverie Notes
“People often cite Domaines Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat as the two greatest exponents of Chablis, however, I would like to add a third – Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin. Over the last five or six years, Benoît Droin has really ratcheted up the quality. I cannot exaggerate how often Droin’s wines end up the best of the flight during the annual “Burgfest” blind tastings. Again and again, they shine against stiff competition. It is time to accept that Droin is now one of the leading producers in Chablis.” ~ Neal Martin, Vinous Media
Over the years as the demand for Chablis has grown the appellation has expanded its borders to meet this demand. Unfortunately most of this expansion has occurred in areas where portlandian limestone is the predominant soil type. Traditionalists to their core, Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin source their Chablis from thirty plots in the villages of Courgis and Fleys. Totaling 9.33 ha and entirely on Kimmeridgian soils, these sites ensure a depth of minerality one has come to expect from the appellation. It is fermented and aged entirely in tank.