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Samuel Billaud Chablis 2018

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$72.00 $65.00

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  • Samuel Billaud is one of the finest producers in Chablis
  • From vines up to 80 years old
  • Incredible texture and richness for a Chablis at this level

NB this product is pre-arrival, due late January. All orders will be dispatched ASAP once stock arrives in-store.

“In 2014, Samuel Billaud made a welcomed entrance in the top five producers of the region. He struck out on his own, after the family business Billaud-Simon was sold to Faiveley, a large operator in the Côte-D’Or. Samuel made the wines at the family Domaine for about a decade, and though he was compelled to stick to a family style of wine, it was made with talent.

When Samuel left the family, he cherry picked Chablis’ elite plots including Grand Crus “Les Clos,” “Vaudésir” and “Les Preuses”, and notorious Premier Crus such as “Montée de Tonnerre,” “Mont de Milieu,” “Séchet,” and “Vaillons.”

Fast track a few years ahead, and more than ever Billaud is free spirited, making remarkable wines out of his brand new winery in the centre of the village. The style is one of extremely fine-tuned balance of Chablis character and concentrated fruit complexity and texture. The use of oak is clever, only on Grand Crus and Premier Crus “Montée de Tonnerre” and “Mont de Milieu”.” – Importer’s note

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Antonio Galloni

“The 2018 Chablis is silky, nuanced and light on its feet, with lovely textural richness and tons of pure class. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and crushed rocks are all finely delineated. Here, too, readers will find a wine done in a nervy style for the year.” – 89-90 points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Jasper Morris MW

“Samuel Billaud’s Chablis is blended from Les Pargues, Bas de Chapelots and 80 year old vines is Les Quarts, one third of each. Pale in colour, this is impressively chiselled on both nose and palate and has a fine feeling of concentration. It boasts a steely finish, enjoying a perfect fruit and acid balance.” – Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy