2014 Domaine Billaud-Simon "Tete d'Or" Chablis
This rich white boasts peach, lemon, oyster shell and cinnamon flavors. Beautifully knit, with precise acidity and a long, focused aftertaste. (BS)
Very perfumed with notes of flowers and young stone fruit. Lovely texture and a floral finish. (GB)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A discreet but not invisible touch of wood sets off the equally cool, pure and citrus-infused nose that also displays plenty of classic Chablis character. There is fine density to the mineral-driven, vibrant and well-detailed flavors that deliver excellent depth and length for its level. With a few years of bottle age this should be lovely. Recommended.
(80% of this wine is in stainless steel and 20% in barrels; these vines are situated at the foot of Montée de Tonnerre, on similar soil): Pale yellow. Musky yellow fruits and stone on the ripe nose. Nicely dense and ripe, showing good floral lift to the pear and peach flavors. Finishes dusty, lively and long. Very promising. (ST)
Billaud-Simon was purchased in 2014 by the Faiveley family, owners of Domaine Faiveley in Nuits-St-Georges. The Faiveleys recognized that though Chablis has been producing excellent wines, there was still room to improve and create breathtaking offerings.