Sunday, May 25, 2014

Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis Premier Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2012

Date of Tasting: 8 February 2014
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.0%
Origin: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Chablis Premier Cru
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,500
Chubby Score: 92/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: WA - 92/100, AG - 95/100, ST - 94/100, BH - 93/100, CT - 90/100

Appearance: bright lemony yellow
Aroma: lemon curd, white fruits, mineral, and flower
Palate: somewhat medium and fresh with bright cut on the finish. concentrated citrus based fruits palate accompanied with mineral, chalk, and light smoke.

A beautiful Montee de Tonnerre with acidity playing as the key character. It may be accessible now but a few years of bottle age should do it well, I guess. An impressive bottle with energy and power but not overwhelming. Really good Summer sipping in fact. If you come across it, stock it up.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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