2016 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots, Samuel Billaud

Apricots and clementines on the nose, with sea spray and lime blossom. The palate is textural and fine, with amazing precision and salinity on the finish. This is absolutely delicious: a benchmark Chablis.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
8 available
£62.68
Case, 6 Bottles
1 available
£376.08
6 bottles available from £63.79 per bottle
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£63.79

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Blanchots, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2016 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots, Samuel Billaud

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 Chablis Blanchots Grand Cru has a gorgeous bouquet with vibrant citrus fruit, struck flint, apricot blossom and subtle Clementine aromas all very detailed and defined. The palate is very intense with great depth and penetration thanks to the killer line of acidity, primal as you would expect but the manner in which it fans out is just glorious. Huge potential here, but in the long term.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (August 2018)
94/100
Domaine Samuel Billaud

Samuel set out on his own, from the family domaine Billaud-Simon a number of years ago with a negociant business, and this super-talented winemaker goes from strength to strength. He recently acquired some of his own vineyards from his late uncle: fitting additions to his superb portfolio of wines. Samuel is a producer to follow in every vintage with his level of quality and value for money: he makes some of our favourite Chablis, and is now definitely dining at the village's top table.

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