2020 Petit Chablis, Samuel Billaud

2020 Petit Chablis, Samuel Billaud

Samuel half jokes that this is ‘Petit Chablis deluxe’. It comes from a parcel just above Grand Cru Les Clos, and is a rare example of Petit Chablis grown on a high proportion of Kimmeridgian, rather than purely Portlandian, limestone. What is no joke is how delicious this is in 2020. It is focused and precise, with lemon zest and salty minerality running through it, and fabulous chalky tension.

Critic score
89/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Petit Chablis, Chablis, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2025info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    AOC Chablis

Tasting notes

A touch of mineral reduction suffuses the aromas of citrus and green fruit. The racy, intense and dense middle weight flavors possess a wonderfully clean mouthfeel before culminating in a saliva-inducing, bone-dry and impressively long finish. This is a very fine example of the genre and worth checking out.

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