Friday, October 27, 2017

Burghound Reviews Samuel Billaud's 2016 & 2015 Vintages

Burghound's Allen Meadows recently reviewed Samuel Billaud's newly released 2016 vintages as well as the full line up from the 2015 year. Samuel Billaud reported that while 2016 was challenging, he was quite pleased with the year over all. Although the Grand Cru's were still in barrel, what Meadows' did review suggests that 2016 will be quite impressive!  

Part of an esteemed Chablis family, Samuel Billaud struck out on his own in 2009 to found his eponymous domaine. He had previously been the winemaker at Domaine Billaud-Simon, which had been a shining light in the old school Chablis clubhouse of quality. Since the creation of his own label, Samuel has met with great success and moved into a new winery space in 2015 as well as purchasing four hectares of vines that had previously belonged to Domaine Billaud-Simon. The resulting range, from AC to Grand Cru, are layered wines rife with crunchy oyster shell and silex, and exhibit a range of flavor profiles from licorice to white peach to toasty baguette. This is top quality Chablis from a rising star producer – for white Burgundy lovers, these are not to be missed.


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