Premiers Crus
2016 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Montmains 1er Cru – 91 Points

The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains offers up notes of lime zest, citrus pith and spring flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, glossy palate that’s quite saline and textural but underpinned by fresh, mouthwatering acids. It’s an elegant, supple rendition of a climat that can sometimes be rather blocky, and it should drink well on release. 2018 – 2028  — William Kelley

 

2016 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru – 90 Points

The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is very pretty, wafting from the glass with notes of green apples, dried white flowers and ripe Meyer lemon, framed by light reduction. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural, with tangy acids, good mid-palate volume and a pure, delineated finish. It was fermented and matured in stainless steel. 2018 – 2028  — William Kelley

 

Grands Crus
2016 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Bougros Grand Cru – 91 Points

Notes of green apple, pear, citrus zest and subtle spice introduce the 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, a full-bodied, satiny wine that’s almost unctuously textural and is rich and gourmand in profile, with good concentration and depth. It’s a lavish, dramatic Bougros that will never rank as a great vintage but which will deliver a great deal of immediate pleasure. 2018 – 2028

— William Kelley

 

2016 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru – 93+ Points

The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is superb, offering up a classy bouquet of lemon oil, preserved lemon, beeswax and almond paste. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, richly layered and succulent, with the most power and concentration of any wine in the range, revealing superb depth and chewy extract. While it’s a comparatively open-knit, gourmand rendition of this great site, it’s a serious, incipiently complex wine that will develop well in the cellar. 2018 – 2032  — William Kelley

 

2016 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru – 92 Points

The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir unfurls in the glass with notes of fresh peach, citrus peel, crisp pear and nutmeg. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, rich and textural, with an open-knit, charming profile but good balancing acids, concluding with a saline finish. It was fermented and matured in barrels used between once and five times. 2018 – 2028  — William Kelley

 

The Wine Advocate, Issue 238,  France, Burgundy : Chablis 2016 & 2017 – Domaine Drouhin Vaudon 2016, William Kelley, 31st August 2018.

 

 

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