2019 Chablis

Explore the wines of Benoît Droin, Jean-Claude Bessin, Samuel Billaud and Long-Depaquit in this outstanding Chablis vintage, where freshness, concentration, and tension are the key characteristics.


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2019 Chablis, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

This comes from a blend of three parcels, which Samuel says each contributes complexity, richness, and minerality. That’s a pretty good combination for a Chablis. It is flinty, clean-cut, direct, and persistent, and invariably one of our best-sellers.

Young: 2021 - 2026

2019 Petit Chablis, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

This fruit comes from a parcel that Samuel owns just above Grand Cru Les Clos, where the soil shifts to a mixture of Portlandian and Kimmeridgian limestone. When the parcel was owned by Billaud Simon, it had a reputation as one of the best sites for Petit Chablis, and this has followed Samuel in his own venture. Limey, salty, and tight, with a neat line of acidity.

Young: 2021 - 2024

2019 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

This comes from three parcels within the premier cru, and has been raised 80% in tank, and 20% in oak. It is one of the most open and expressive of the premiers crus. Concentrated and saline, it is intense and pure, with nicely weighted green fruit in its backbone.

Young: 2022 - 2030

2019 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

Samuel’s Montée de Tonnerre is a blend of two parcels, one of which lies alongside that of Raveneau’s. Light peachy scent with a precise and sizzling length of taut chalky acidity. The creaminess of the year’s fruit comes through nicely on the finish.

Young: 2022 - 2032

2019 Chablis, Samuel Billaud

Magnum Dry | White | Still

This comes from a blend of three parcels, which Samuel says each contributes complexity, richness, and minerality. That’s a pretty good combination for a Chablis. It is flinty, clean-cut, direct, and persistent, and invariably one of our best-sellers.

Young: 2022 - 2028

2019 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

Bursting with citrus and floral notes: freshly cut spring flowers and slices of lemon. A full, but precise and tense palate follows. Luscious without being heavy-weight, this strikes a fine balance. It should drink well from early on.

Young: 2022 - 2032

2019 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, Samuel Billaud

Magnum Dry | White | Still

Samuel’s Montée de Tonnerre is a blend of two parcels, one of which lies alongside that of Raveneau’s. Light peachy scent with a precise and sizzling length of taut chalky acidity. The creaminess of the year’s fruit comes through nicely on the finish.

Young: 2022 - 2035

2019 Chablis 1er Cru Séchet, Vieilles Vignes, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

Séchet is a lieu dit within the Vaillons premier cru, which is prized for its floral, mineral, and delicate power. These old vines, aged between 60 and 80 years, produce one of Samuel’s most complete wines. It is freshly tight on the nose, all lemon and seaspray. This, combined with the palate’s depth, perfectly demonstrates this winemaker’s pursuit of tension and energy in his wines.

Young: 2022 - 2030
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2019 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

A focused, firm and structured Vaudésir. Saline and crisp on the nose, there is something intriguingly spicy on the palate - pickled ginger? This is a lovely grand cru from Samuel, with weight and depth. It packs a lot of punch.

Young: 2023 - 2035
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2019 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, Samuel Billaud

Dry | White | Still

The most prized vineyard in Chablis, and with good reason. It feels tightly coiled in its youth, with a wisp of smoky iodine lingering over briny citrus fruit. This will need a few years to level out and fully express the power contained within its mineral, tingling shell.

Young: 2023 - 2036
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