This 1er Cru 2016 shows a clear, bright hue in the glass with light green tinges. A remarkably aromatic profile, revealing ripe citrus fruits and white flowers following on to rich, rounded palate with concentrated notes of pastry cream, stone fruits and a long luscious finish. Exceptional stuff that will no doubt age gracefully.
Domaine Billaud-Simon have 20 hectares of vineyard planting situated in some of the best plots in Chablis. Thier widely known for producing some of the best wine in the region, long recognised for their steely, mineral driven style. Most of the domaines wines see no oak-integration at all, apart from the Premier Cru Mont de Milieu, which is 40% vinified in oak and the Grand Cru Les Blanchots, which is 100% vinified in oak.
“The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu is excellent, exhibiting a classic bouquet of lemon oil, pastry cream and white flowers. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, concentrated and succulent, with a fleshy core of fruit balanced by bright acids, concluding with a stony finish. It’s already quite expressive, so this will be compelling on release.” – 91 Pts, Robert Parker