One of the top addresses of Chablis, Billaud Simon, was founded in 1815 and was picked up by Faiveley in 2014, who has invested tons of money into the Domaine, elevating the quality and taking it to unseen heights. 2020 is a spectacular vintage for Chablis, and we have a few cases of one of the top buys this year, the Mont de Milieu. The Mont de Milieu vineyard is located southeast of the Grand Cru vineyards and enjoys a similar exposure and vineyard composition to the Grand Cru Blanchot. Wines from this vineyard tend to be richer but still bear a focused acidity and mineral dive. We have low pricing on just shy of two cases in stock, and it is a lovely premier cru this vintage and another excellent Chablis from Billaud-Simon.
James Suckling 93 points! "This is exactly what we expect a Chablis 1er Cru to be. It’s chalky and well structured, but bright and refreshing, the winemaking taking a back-seat to the oyster-shell and fresh lemon-peel character. Delightful balance and purity at the finish. Drink or hold."
Burghound 91-93 points! "There is a suggestion of the exotic to the aromas of white peach, passion fruit, quinine and citrus confit scents. The super-sleek and gorgeously textured medium-bodied flavors brim with dry extract on the round and caressing but quite punchy, clean and refreshingly dry finale. This too is going to require at least some restraint. "