- Domaine Billaud-Simon
- 2014 - 2019
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Goedhuis, April 2014
A great Premier Cru adjoining Grand Crus Blanchot and Preuses, these well exposed vineyards produce a Chablis with lovely ripe volume whilst retaining the bite of freshness that all top Chablis must have.
Burghound, October 2015,
A beautifully nuanced and layered nose offers up notes of mineral reduction, citrus and high-toned white flower perfume along with hints of lychee nut and passion fruit. The rich, intense and ultra-pure flavors glide across the palate to deliver the same terrific depth on the strikingly long and relatively linear finish as the nose originally promised. This is more classic in style than most 2011s and definitely worth a look. Drink 2018+
Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
This also seems to be ageing fast aromatically. Not as pure as some. And rather astringent. Drink 2014-2018
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.