2007 Billaud-Simon Chablis-Vaudésir Grand Cru
A moderately riper yet extremely tight nose of iodine, salt and intense sea shore aromas complement to perfection the rich, full and powerful flavors that are a big step up in weight and power as they etch themselves into the palate on the broad-shouldered and muscular finish. This isn't a wine of finesse but as Chablis goes, this is a bruiser of superb intensity that embodies the phrase "jus de pierre" (rock juice).
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Billaud 2007 Chablis Vaudesir smells of white peach, persimmon, orange zest, and musk, which are accented on a wonderfully refreshing palate by salt, iodine, chalk, and peach pit. This is by no means cushy, but rather handsomely lean. It offers an uncanny combination of palpable density with lift, finishing every inch the grand cru and with saliva-inducing savor. Expect an impressive performance for at least close to a decade. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Steely aromas of orange zest, smoky minerality and menthol, with a suggestion of gunflint. Rich, ripe and supple, with noteworthy volume but with an edge of lemony acidity giving the broad finish a slightly bitter edge. (ST)
Clear citrus aroma, and really ripe lemon on the palate. Silky, dry and concentrated and very long. 17.5/20 points (JH)