2020 - Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Billaud-Simon
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Billaud-Simon
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2026 - 2037
Case size
3x150cl
En Primeur

2020 CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES PREUSES BILLAUD-SIMON - 3x150cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Billaud-Simon
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2026 - 2037
Case size
3x150cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £410.00
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    Whilst not necessarily the most scented of the Grands Crus, Les Preuses always possesses a brooding power. A Grand Cru for ageing, it has aromas of the seashore and freshly rained on pebbles. An extremely composed wine, not exuberant but quietly self-confident and firmly intense. Its true colours will develop as the complexity of secondary flavours evolve in time. This is a Chablis lovers’ wine if ever there was one.

  • BURG

    Burghound, October 2021,
    Score: 93-95

    Here the wood influence is quite subtle and easily allows the spicy, elegant, pure and airy aromas of white orchard fruit, quinine and iodine to shine. Once again there is a lovely refinement and underlying tension to the more modestly scaled flavors that also brim with minerality on the compact, bone-dry and beautifully focused finale. This is the class of the range in 2020, even if only just.Don't miss! Drink 2032+

  • DC

    Decanter, December 2021,
    Score: 96

    Made from 70-year-old vines, a small part of the blend was matured in old casks, the rest in vats. This is powerful, complex, but also refined and understated. Crisp, vibrant acidity, subtle wood notes and a long, lingering, mineral finish. A touch of the iron fist in a velvet glove.

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Producer

Domaine Billaud-Simon

The Billaud-Simon name is long-established in Chablis, dating back to 1815 when Charles-Louis-Noël Billaud purchased his first vineyards. The estate remained in family ownership for 200 years until Erwan Faiveley purchased Billaud-Simon for Joseph Faiveley in 2015. This represents a new era for the Faiveley family, one of the Côte d’Or’s most significant vineyard owners, now investing their expertise and commitment to producing great wines in the Yonne and Chablis with approximately 18 hectares of exceptional vineyard holdings including four premiers crus and four grands crus. Under the guidance of Wine Director Olivier Bailly, they remain respectful to the traditions of the estate and continue to sell the wines under the Billaud-Simon name. The style is graceful and pure. Olivier seeks to make wines with true appellational authenticity. Oak is kept to minimal levels, only used judiciously, allowing the natural fruit content to express itself to a maximum.

Region

Chablis

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.