Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2016
VM(91-93): "Orange and lime zest aromas are complicated by musky apple, mint, crushed stone and ginger. Silky, suave and classic; quite dry but not edgy, offering alluring flavors of peach, minerals and ginger. A rather feminine, fine-grained style but still with a serious structure. Spicy and reverberating on the classic finish. This wine only finished its malo a month before my visit; one of the three cuvees had been racked but the other two were still on their lees. Superb potential." - Vinous Media
Charles Louis Noel Billaud returned home to Chablis at the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 and founded Domaine Billaud-Simon. The estate was purchased by Domaine Faiveley in 2014 but still operates with its own vineyard and facilities. Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre vineyard is just southeast of the grand crus. This offers the perfect balance between strength, freshness, minerality, fruit, and ripeness. Sustainable.