Drouhin Chablis 2005

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Robert DROUHIN, on his first visit, fell in love with Chablis. Since it is now possible to control frost and to culti...

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Milano, IT (6,300 mi)
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It's hard to find a better chardonnay for the price. This one has a dry and fruity mouthfeel with an excellent aftertaste of butterscotch. I high... Read more

This chablis is nice a smooth, no after taste. It has a light body and buttery but crisp and fresh. I would recommend this Chablis. Read more

Wine Tasting NotesIt has very attractive and intense aromas reminiscent of coriander, orange, lemon and many other intriguing flavors. Generous, ro... Read more

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Snooth User: chaz babylon
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4.00 5
02/29/2008

It's hard to find a better chardonnay for the price. This one has a dry and fruity mouthfeel with an excellent aftertaste of butterscotch. I highly recommend it to fans of chardonnay.


Snooth User: sbogan
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5.00 5
03/21/2009

This chablis is nice a smooth, no after taste. It has a light body and buttery but crisp and fresh. I would recommend this Chablis.


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01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIt has very attractive and intense aromas reminiscent of coriander, orange, lemon and many other intriguing flavors. Generous, round and long on the palate, it is also full bodied with refreshing vivacity.


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60663 Snooth User: daduff
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2.50 5
04/15/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Robert DROUHIN, on his first visit, fell in love with Chablis. Since it is now possible to control frost and to cultivate steep slopes with tractors, it became clear to Robert DROUHIN that what was happening in Côte d'Or could be successfully duplicated in Chablis. After a painstaking research involving study of ancient maps, conversations with old vignerons and tasting of old bottles from abandoned terroirs, Robert DROUHIN was able to locate the best parcels, especially those located in the valley of Vauvillien. To-day, Joseph DROUHIN owns 40 hectares (100 acres), with a sizeable portion in the Grand Crus (7 acres) and Premier Crus (17 acres). It is important to note that the Drouhin domain is strictly located within the historical boundary of the appellation. Pruning is very short in order to keep the yields as low as possible. The grapes come from three famous Premier Cru vineyards : Vaillons, Montmains and Sécher. At harvest time, the grapes are hand-picked, then carefully pressed. The juice ferments in barrels and stainless steel tanks. After 7 to 8 months of ageing, the wine is bottled. Chablis Premier Cru has very attractive and intense aromas reminiscent of coriander, orange, lemon and many other intriguing flavours. Generous, round and long on the palate, it is also full bodied with refreshing vivacity. The wine can be kept 7 to 8 years in the cellar, or even more in a good vintage. It is also pleasant at 3 or 4 years of age.

Robert DROUHIN, on his first visit, fell in love with Chablis. Since it is now possible to control frost and to cultivate steep slopes with tractors, it became clear to Robert DROUHIN that what was happening in Côte d'Or could be successfully duplicated in Chablis. After a painstaking research involving study of ancient maps, conversations with old vignerons and tasting of old bottles from abandoned terroirs, Robert DROUHIN was able to locate the best parcels, especially those located in the valley of Vauvillien. To-day, Joseph DROUHIN owns 40 hectares (100 acres), with a sizeable portion in the Grand Crus (7 acres) and Premier Crus (17 acres). It is important to note that the Drouhin domain is strictly located within the historical boundary of the appellation. Pruning is very short in order to keep the yields as low as possible. The grapes come from three famous Premier Cru vineyards : Vaillons, Montmains and Sécher. At harvest time, the grapes are hand-picked, then carefully pressed. The juice ferments in barrels and stainless steel tanks. After 7 to 8 months of ageing, the wine is bottled. Chablis Premier Cru has very attractive and intense aromas reminiscent of coriander, orange, lemon and many other intriguing flavours. Generous, round and long on the palate, it is also full bodied with refreshing vivacity. The wine can be kept 7 to 8 years in the cellar, or even more in a good vintage. It is also pleasant at 3 or 4 years of age.

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