This is what you call a heritage producer. There have been Droins making wines in Chablis since 1620 and the reins of the operation are now in the hands of the 14th generation of the family. Benoît Droin has brought a modern aesthetic to the domaine, reducing yields to improve fruit quality and easing back on new oak treatment to allow each wine to expresses its terroir.
This quintessential Grand Cru reveals all the richness of the bountiful 2018 vintage. It’s powerful and dense, but equally mineral and crisp, with an appealing lick of wood spice from Benoît’s judicious use of mainly old oak. Elegant now, but will keep improving over the next ten years.