Banging '14 White Burg train rolls on. One after another…
2014 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons- France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (2/17/2018)
Fully Chablis. Clearish yellow. Apple and lemon and briny notes. Wound at first. Needs to warm and open a bit. Fleshes out to show cool, clear and crisp tones and a mouth drying salinity that lingers. Terrific young '14, as many '14s have been. Lovely.
I like the wines, but stopped buying. If I ran across a young vintage in a store, I’d probably give it a go since I enjoy them young. Matrot Meursault is another premox poster child, but I went through 5 or 6 bottles of recent vintages of their Meursault Les Chevalieres that were selling at a good price in a grocery store.
Al- now, Matrot is one I don’t mess with. Way too many bad bottles.
Actually, I also had much worse experience with Matrot than Droin. I would not have touched these except a couple of local wine friends who love white Burgundy were happily drinking multiple bottles they bought at JJ Buckley for around $30 a bottle. The supermarket price was a few dollars more, but I bought one to see and it was nice at the price. I occasionally bought again, but never more than one at a time and for very near term drinking.