- Domaine Billaud-Simon
- 2020 - 2025
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Goedhuis, December 2019
One of our go-to unoaked, mineral Chablis, this 2018 is a beauty. Bright, fragrant citrus lemon aromas permeate the nose and palate. This has a linear structure and a gentle, creamy texture on the finish that softens the acidity. Vibrant and charming.
Antonio Galloni, January 2020,
The 2018 Chablis is bright, finely sculpted and nuanced, with lovely aromatic complexity and class. Lemon peel, mint and white flowers all grace this very pretty, perfumed entry-level Chablis. The richness and radiance of 2018 are evident, and yet there is a good bit of freshness as well. The Chablis is a blend of estate fruit, purchased fruit and purchased wine, vinified and aged exclusively in tank. Drink 2020-2033
Burghound, October 2019,
A very fresh nose of primarily citrus, iodine and apple possess evident Chablis character. There is both fine richness and mid-palate density to the medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a clean, dry and even racy finish. This is potentially a fine villages. Drink: 2023+
Decanter, November 2018,
Billaud-Simon have some of the best vineyards in Chablis, from generic right up to Grand Cru level. This highly enjoyable, unoaked white uses fruit from five different parcels and is a very well-balanced white that's typical of the earlier picked cuvées in 2018, combining nectarine and citrus flavours with a hint of boiled sweets and supporting acidity. Drinking Window 2020 - 2023
Jasper Morris MW, December 2019,
We tasted the blend prepared for the first bottling run. It shows a pale lemon colour, fat and sassy, thick texture here, quite good acidity, but a little full blown otherwise. Yellow fruit profile.
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.