- Domaine Billaud-Simon
- 2022 - 2027
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Goedhuis, December 2019
Vaulorent lies in the southerly section of premier cru Fourchaume, closest to the grands crus. This 2018 has a fullness and weight more akin to its prestigious neighbours’ wines than those from other parts of the appellation. Citrus zest and peach notes are balanced by a line of salty minerality. Big and powerful, yet supple, this wine isn’t afraid to come forward and flaunt its quality.
Burghound, November 2019,
A pretty nose combines notes of white peach and acacia blossom with those of quinine, sea breeze and lemon rind. The supple, round and delicious medium weight flavors possess a caressing mouth feel thanks to the sappy dry extract, all wrapped in a saline, moderately firm and nicely energetic finale that offers just a bit more depth. Drink 2025+
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.