2019 Petit Chablis, Samuel Billaud

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.

Critic score
88/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£15.28
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£183.36

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Petit Chablis, Chablis, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2024
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    AOC Chablis
2019 Petit Chablis, Samuel Billaud

TASTING NOTES

A cool, lemony and pretty nose grudgingly reveals its notes of oyster shell, quinine and pure white fruit scents. The racy, intense and appealingly punchy middle weight flavors brim with minerality on the very well-detailed finish that is nicely dry and sneaky long. This is a quality Petit Chablis.

Allen Meadows, Burghound (November 2020)
(87—89)/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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