- Domaine Billaud-Simon
- 2021 - 2027
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Goedhuis, December 2019
Olivier says that the blend of four different plots within this fine premier cru reflects the different altitudes within the Mont de Milieu vineyard. It displays gentle citrus aromas and an earthy, chalky nuance with a touch of Jersey cream. Opulent and generous, the finish also has wonderful notes of cream and roasted hazelnuts.
Antonio Galloni, January 2020,
The 2018 Chablis Montée de Milieu Premier Cru is one of the most complete wines in this range - at least today, in the early going. Creamy, ample and beautifully layered, the 2018 has so much to offer. Pear, white flowers, mint and spice all meld together in this super-expressive, promising Chablis from Billaud-Simon.
Burghound, October 2019,
There is a top note of matchstick character to the moderately exotic nose that includes whiffs of white peach and orange peel. The mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is also quite supple and round though there is ample punch and minerality to the well-detailed and youthfully austere finale. This is potentially excellent and I especially like the excellent complexity. Sweet spot. Drink: 2025+
Jasper Morris MW, December 2019,
From 4 plots and partially raised in demi-muid barrels. Clear, pale colour, the nose has some elegance without losing its robust right bank style. Actually there is more white fruit than yellow with good natural acidity and some marine notes, without going as far as saline. Good tension at the back.
Bernard Billaud sold his estate to the Cote d’Or’s largest landowner, Maison Faiveley, in 2014 and it is heartening to see this famous Nuits St Georges house both maintaining and driving the quality ideals of this great Chablis estate ever further forward. This substantial domaine of 17 hectares comprises exceptional vineyard sites including four premiers crus and four grands crus. Mature vineyards and minimal use of oak produce crisp and driven wines which are delicious in youth and fabulous with some age. The individual terroirs always shine through.
Chablis is world famous for its fine white wines produced from the Chardonnay grape. The best vineyards are perched above the winding Serein river and are south or southwest facing ensuring better ripeness in this cooler climate. It has four appellation levels. Petit Chablis is the most modest and simple followed by Chablis, which is the largest and most prominent. Premier cru Chablis is the third largest appellation and encompasses almost 40 different climats or vineyards including the famed Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaumes and Mont de Milieu. The most noble of all Chablis are the grand crus of which there are 7 climats in total Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchot. The wines of Chablis have remained some of the best value in the world, particularly their superb grand crus which can easily cost 50% less than its closest revered white grand cru neighbour, Corton Charlemagne.