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Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020

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Vintage: 2020
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    Crafted by the esteemed winemaker Veronique Boss-Drouhin, Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020 is a testament to the rich history and tradition of the region. Situated between Valmur and Blanchot, it is the largest and most renowned Grand Cru, boasting a generous and powerful character due to its ideal exposure.

    As one of the cradles of Chablis, this exceptional wine holds a fascinating story. The term “Les Clos” likely refers to the wall that once enclosed the vineyard, though it no longer stands today. Devastated by the phylloxera disease in the late 19th Century, the vineyard was resurrected in the 1960s by Robert Drouhin, one of the visionary proprietors from Beaune.

    The unique soil, composed of Kimmeridgian limestone filled with ancient marine fossils, contributes to the wine’s distinct flavor, providing a profound connection to its terroir. The dedication to organic and biodynamic viticulture across the 93-hectare estate at Maison Joseph Drouhin reveals the winery’s commitment to respecting the soil, vines, and the environment.

    Upon tasting, the Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020 captivates the senses. Its pale gold-yellow color, tinged with green, is a prelude to the refined and delightful nose, reminiscent of lily, honey, and preserved lemon. The palate is greeted with an astonishing depth and velvety sensation, interwoven with delicate marine nuances. The wine leaves a lasting impression with its intensity and long aftertaste.

    As it ages, this grand cru evolves into an even more complex and subtle delight, unfolding additional layers of intricate aromas. It stands as a wine of unparalleled finesse, showcasing the true essence of Chablis terroir.

    In the winemaking process, the grapes are carefully hand-harvested in open-work crates, ensuring the utmost quality. Slow pressing of the whole bunch in a pneumatic press separates the juice, with special care given to the juice from the last press. Aging takes place in oak barrels of 500 liters, avoiding the use of new barrels, which allows the wine to develop gracefully over 12 to 15 months.

    Renowned wine critic Jasper Morris awards this wine an impressive 94 points, praising its pale color and rich, waxy nose, supported by underlying minerals. The wine displays a beautiful balance between fleshiness and acidity, showcasing the true essence of the vintage.

    Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020 is an exceptional expression of the terroir and the winemaker’s dedication to producing wines of the highest quality, truly embodying the finesse and elegance that Chablis is known for.

    2 reviews for Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020

    1. David Reid

      Drouhin-Vaudon’s 2020 Clos impresses critics but lacks typicity, feels flabby with dominant wood, and showcases apple, spice, and phenolic notes.

    2. Gladys Wagner

      Consistent, beautiful bottles. Near their peak. Sacrificed freshness for evolution. Mineral, cold stone fruit, citrus, light flint, well-managed oak. Very pretty wine, 92-93. Would like to try it older, but unsure about risking our own bottles.

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    Critical Acclaim

    JM 94
    Jasper Morris
    Pale colour. The nose has a waxy richness sitting on top of the minerals, richer than usual. Flesh apparent, softer and fatter but then comes back to the fruit it should have and a useful thread of acidity.

    What does Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    earthy, smoke, minerals

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, vanilla, cigar

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    jam

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    mint, white pepper, tarragon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, grapefruit

    cheese, cream, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    straw, hay

    raisin, dried fruit, dried apricot

    pineapple

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    elderflower, acacia, chamomile

    Food Pairing with Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020

    Our wine experts think this Green and Flinty Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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