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2008 Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 1er Cru


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SKU: 46034-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($35) Pale yellow. Strong silex and orange scents on the reticent nose. Densely packed with sweet fruit but showing a rather powerful spine of minerality today; this strikes me as a more harmonious version of the Mont de Milieu. Finishes saline, taut and very long, with typical notes of scallop shell and iodiney minerality.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Chalk dust and oceanic salinity and alkalinity are prominent already in the nose of Droin's 2008 Chablis Montee de Tonnerre, along with a smoky, fusil pungency sometimes said to be accentuated due to the flint-rich nature of the soils in this great site. Aromas of white currant, nettle, hedge flowers, and mint also put me in mind of Sauvignon from silex sites in Sancerre. Here is one of those 2008s of electric vibrancy, with an infectiously, lusciously juicy and invigorating alliance of citrus, herb and mineral elements. The finish is like an emotional tonic, not to mention for one's palate! Expect great things from this outstanding value over the coming decade and perhaps beyond. The corresponding 2007, incidentally, has really clarified itself since I reported on it in issue 186, and easily rates 90 points now in my book.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    The malo had just finished so the nose was, understandably, not as clean as it normally is though the intense, powerful and broad-scaled flavors possess superb intensity and impressive underlying material on the seriously persistent finish. This has grand cru power and weight if not quite the sheer depth of the following wines.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 15 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors