The brilliantly talented Samuel Billaud was finding family politics hard going, so he has now founded his own wine label in Chablis separate from Domaine Billaud-Simon.
As far as we are concerned, the talent lies in the person and not the history, so we are delighted to have taken a small position with Samuel's own wines. He does not own the vineyards but he does manage them, as well as crushing the grapes and vinifying the wines. We can certainly recognise his style in these offerings.
With gorgeous white peach, fresh pear and gooseberry combined with subtle white flower scents that emerge with time in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a crisp line of acidity. Tensile and saline, it closes in towards the finish, offloads some of the weight you might have expected to obtain more nervosité and mineralité. This discrete Chablis will blossom as its matures.