2010 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Droinís 2010 Chablis Les Clos is pure silk on the palate. Nothing really stands out, so exceptional is the wineís overall balance. Stylistically, this is one of the brighter wines in the lineup, but the fruit has so much presence that the minerality and acidity are pretty much buried. A soft, perfumed finish rounds things out in style. In 2010, Droinís Clos is all class and elegance. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2015+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A highly expressive ripe nose of white flower, spice, stone and pear leads to impressively rich and broad-scaled flavors that possess ample amounts of extract that coat and stain the palate on the strikingly long finish. Like the Grenouilles, this is not especially refined but it is certainly imposing yet for all of the size and weight, the balance is impeccable.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Aromas of orange peel, smoke and flowers quickly shut down in the glass. Intensely flavored and powerful, with a slightly exotic quality to the high-pitched soft citrus flavors. Strong minerally acidity on the back half gives this wine excellent tension and grip. Conveys a chewy impression of extract, with a smoky silex note in the deep background. This youthfully taut wine should enjoy a slow evolution in bottle.