Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2005

img_2524.JPGThere is no doubt that the 2005 vintage of Chablis is a much anticipated one. Since I read about the great expectations in Decanter last year I can hardly wait to try the wines. The first (regional) Chablis now hits the shores of Perth and in great years the wines from top producers should offer extremely good value. And I guarantee that the Drouhin Chablis 2005 really over delivers because this wine has an intensity rarely seen at the bottom of the Chablis-hierarchy. The nose predominantly shows lemon and minerality, so typical for wines made from grapes grown on the Kimmeridgian soils of Chablis. The acidity adds a sinewy structure to the wine that is fresh and crisp and finishes with a flinty aftertaste. The very good balance between ripeness and acidity suggests a cellaring potential of at least 5 years. With a wine so lovely now I guess I’m not going to wait that long. 90 points.

Source: Fine Wine Partners Price: $38 Drink: Now-2010+


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2 Comments on “Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2005”

  1. David Russo Says:

    Have you tasted the Drouhin Prem.Cru Montmains Chablis 2005?

  2. winedome Says:

    David, I haven’t bought any of the 2005 Chablis 1er crus yet. What’s been offered on the trade-tastings looks very impressive though. Unfortunately most retailers over here still have a large stock of the – nearly equally impressive – ’04s and hold back on buying the ’05s before most of it is sold. To help you a bit further, I found a review of this wine on the forum of the Detroit News (

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