2016 Billaud-Simon Chablis 'Tete d'Or'
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Chablis is hands-down the most versatile and food-friendly expression of Chardonnay in the world, and today’s ‘Tete d’Or’ Chablis from Billaud-Simon is one of the “most attractive Chablis wines on the market.”
Thanks to the ups and downs of the first half of 2016, followed by “blissful second half to the growing season” (Wine Advocate), the vintage rewarded growers who could blend from a variety of vineyard parcels and formed a refreshing contrast to the riper, fruitier 2015s. Those who love the classic Chablis character will adore this vintage, with its classic “vibrant citrus elements and early mineral reduction” (Vinous).
For just a bit over two centuries Billaud-Simon has helped to define Chablis to the world, and today, under the wing of Chablis icon Maison Faiveley, the quality coming out of this winery has never been better. Tete d’Or is a sort of flagship village Chablis, from the best parcels not bottled as cru. Given only the minimum amount of neutral oak to preserve that floral, mineral tinged character, the 2016 Tete d’Or impresses with its “stony finesse” and “textural pleasure” (Decanter).
There’s nothing better than a great Chablis for the dinner table, and this will pair with everything from lobster to goat cheese to Southeast Asian cuisine. This is the only place you’ll find the latest release of Billaud-Simon's ‘Tete d’Or,’ so contact us ASAP to secure some of this picture-perfect Chablis today. Cheers!