The Billaud family have been producing great Chablis since 1815. 6th generation Samuel set out on his own in 2010 and it is fair to say that after a decade, his dynamic approach and great winemaking touch have taken his domaine from a status of Rising Star to one of the very best, established growers in the region. Samuel makes precise, elegant and terroir-true expressions of every vineyard in his care. His wines are electric and simply crackle with the tension and vibrancy which can be found in the region’s best wines. Offering scintillating wines from the refreshing, steely fresh Petit-Chablis through to bold and dynamic Grand Crus, Samuel Billaud is a master of his craft, and as Neal Martin points out, “We should see him right at the top of Chablis producers alongside the likes of Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat”. These are singular Chablis and the sheer embodiment of purity and poise.
Due to be bottled in September 2021 and not racked, the 2020 Petit Chablis Sur Les Clos has a gentle, undergrowth-tinged bouquet that unfolds nicely in the glass. The palate is fresh, zesty and nicely poised, with a precise, citrus-fresh finish. A very capable Petit Chablis. [Neal Martin, 01/10/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2025
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