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$55.00 $49.00

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  • One of the finest Petit Chablis available
  • From vineyards atop the hill of Grand Cru Les Clos
  • Stunning value and perfect for summer

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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Anthonio Galloni

“Billaud’s 2018 Petit Chablis offers lovely depth and textural richness at this level, all while maintaining a good bit of freshness as well. Lemon confit and lifted floral notes add a good bit of energy. I very much like the wine’s tension and verve, both of which are unusual in 2018.” – 87–89pts – Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Jasper Morris MW

“This comes from the sector of Petit Chablis on top of the hill above Les Clos. Pale yellow, with a fine clean pure and balanced bouquet. The wine fattens out a touch at the finish but has not lost its Chablisian character, offering a stony finish surrounded by a wealth of fruit. Hard to do better.” – 88pts – Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy.