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Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or 2015

Overview

Terroir: Tete d'Or is sourced from 28 year old vines from a domaine-owned a south/southeast facing 3 hectare parcel at the foot of the Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru in the heart of the Chablis appellation.

Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested, pressed and macerated at cool temperatures for 7 days. Fermentation entirely in temperature controlled stainless steel. The wine is aged for 12 months in 80% stainless steel, 20% oak.

Additional Details edit

Attractive white gold color with delicate, pale green reflections. The nose offers citrus and white flowers. The palate is refined, smooth and rich. Everything is perfectly balanced: lively yet discreet, mineral without being dry, fruity yet refined.

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3ha parcel
  • Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
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  • Alcohol: 13%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 90

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

On the crisp side, if refreshing and focused, displaying apple, lemon and white flower flavors. Shows fine length, remaining very clean and sleek overall. Drink now.

Vinous Rating: 87

Author: Stephen Tanzer

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Palish bright yellow. Very ripe, almost candied apricot aroma. Fat and sweet on the palate, conveying less energy than the 2016s that preceded it in my tasting. A bit exotic and blowsy, not to mention dominated by its oak element today. This is a full 12.8% natural alcohol but with low acidity of 3.45 grams per liter. Finishes a bit dry. I wanted more tension.

Burghound Rating: 88

Author: Allen Meadows

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

A discreet but not invisible touch of wood frames the slightly riper aromas of white orchard fruit, lemon and sea breeze. There is a bit more volume and richness to the generously proportioned yet intense flavors that possess better depth and length. I wouldn't describe this as entirely classic but there is enough typicity to be at least persuasive.

Vinous

Author: Stephen Tanzer

Date: Friday, July 1, 2016

(blended the day before my visit, for bottling in September; 20% oak): Bright, pale yellow. Apple, yellow peach and spices on the zesty nose. A step up in concentration and personality from the basic village Chablis: tactile and brisk, with lemon and lime flavors accented by dusty minerality. Finishes with a dusty phenolic character and good length. Very good potential here.