2015 Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Les Clos

- 750 ml
96
JS
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$87.95
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81310-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Fabulous aromas of stones, apples and orange zest. Full body, great density and wonderful energy. Fruit and everything there. Complexity, too. Drink or hold.

James Suckling | 96 JS
(Chablis “Les Clos”- Domaine Drouhin Vaudon) The Drouhin family’s parcel of vines in Les Clos is on the eastern side of the vineyard, near to those of Domaines Dauvissat and Raveneau, and consequently, they were hit by the hail and lost twenty-five percent of the crop on September 1st. They collected their grapes on the 5th of September of 2015 and the resulting wine has turned out beautifully, offering up a pure and complex nose of lemon, pear, beeswax, wet stone minerality, spring flowers and a classic touch of flintiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very refined in style, with a rock solid core, lovely mineral drive and a very long, focused finish that closes with lovely grip and bounce. This is fairly accessible already and I suspect it will drink with great style from release, but should also age quite well. (Drink between 2016-2035)

John Gilman | 93 JG
(13.2% alcohol): Pale, bright yellow. Piquant, high-toned nose combines minerals, spearmint, ginger, nutmeg and crushed herbs. Sweet and plush on entry, then quite dry on the back half, with a minty, peppery element suggesting incomplete ripeness (these vines had to be picked right after the hailstorm). Doesn't show the depth of flavor of the Bougros.

Vinous Media | 92 VM
Very pure, lemony fruit on the lifted nose. Although it shows ample fruit on the palate, it is also rich and creamy and lacks some bite and tension. There is some salinity that comes through on the long finish. Drinking Window 2017 - 2026

Decanter | 91 DEC
...a subtle marine influence on the nose... It is well defined and focused with fresh pear and green apple... The palate is sappy and quite saline on the entry, with nicely-judged acidity... it should still give another decade of drinking pleasure.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | 91 RP
The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos has developed a subtle marine influence on the nose since I tasted it a few months ago. It is well defined and focused with fresh pear and green apple, though maybe the Vaudésir is prettier this vintage. The palate is sappy and quite saline on the entry, with nicely-judged acidity and a little resinous toward the finish. As I mentioned before, it does not possess the attack of the 2014, yet it should still give another decade of drinking pleasure.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 91 RP-NM

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Drouhin: Maison Joseph Drouhin's reputation only seems to improve as the years go by, and their wines are one of the most uplifting you will find anywhere in the world. There's a beautiful progression in terms of flavor when you compare young and aged Joseph Drouhin wines. While the richness and purity of fruit are always there, the wines seem to just grow in texture exponentially each year, so the are amazing for keeping in your cellar if you can resist uncorking them early. They are still wonderful while young, so it is in no way a waste, and they can perform at any fancy event you can think up for them. Expect the berries to almost crunch in your mouth as they massage your tastebuds.
Rating 96 JS
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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