Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wine of the Week - Samuel Billaud Chablis 1er Cru "Séchet"

Our Wine of the Week comes from Domaine Samuel Billaud. A small plot within the larger 1er Cru of Vaillons, the Samuel Billaud Chablis 1er Cru "Séchet" was at one point owned by Billaud's grandmother. In 2014, he was able to purchase the plot and now creates estate Chablis from 60-70 year old vines.

Neal Martin of The Wine Advocate praises the 2014 vintage, giving the wine 92 points and saying:

"The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Sechet has a very pure bouquet, one of the best from the domaine this year, 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."

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