Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2006

img_5231In the category entry-level French Chardonnay, this is another revisit to a wine which quality amazed me last vintage. Again this unoaked Chardonnay shows the usual concoction of lemon, pear, mint and floral aromas recurring on a medium-bodied palate where softly textured fruit is balanced with minerally acid. However, where the 2005 cashed in on the vintage with clear focus, concentration and depth, I would label this edition as solid but less exciting. 87 points

Source: Fine Wine Partners  Price: $45  Drink: Now-2010

Other vintages: 2005

Web: www.drouhin.com

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5 Comments on “Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2006”


  1. Quite a few of the 06 Chablis come across like that – just a little ordinary.

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  3. chris Says:

    Er living in North Queensland, finding a genuine French chardonnay for AUD26 had me excited- i thought I’d try one before I bought any more- I was not expecting Dauvissaut or premier Cru for that matter- i just wanted that subtle mineral quality of chablis as opposed to Antipodean styles of chardonnay which can remind one of tinned peaches whilst costing considerably more than this- so -somewhere around 9/10- certainly in value for money


  4. Thank you Maurice for the note.
    Indeed 2006 Chablis may be a vintage that’s not compelling. Still it’s good to enjoy that typical unoaked citrusy mossiness 🙂


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