2017 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or

Chardonnay - 750ML
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VN 92 BH 91 DC 91 WA 90
VN 92

Vinous, January 2020

The 2017 Chablis Tête d'Or is fabulous. Silky, elegant and beautifully perfumed, the 2017 is all class. White flowers, mint and pear are some of the many notes that grace the 2017, but what impresses most is the wine's...
BH 91

Burghound, October 2019

A discreet application of wood sets off the cool iodine-inflected aromas of tidal pool, pear and soft floral nuances that are trimmed in a touch of matchstick character. There is more volume and richness to the succulent...
DC 91

Decanter, June 2020

This feels slightly more full and complex than some of the others in the line up. The nose offers white flowers and citrus fruits with a refined and finessed palate that has texture and lift from a good dose of acidity...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019

(90+ points) One of the region's shrewd purchases is the 2017 Chablis Tête d'Or, an incipiently complex wine that derives from the domaine's most propitiously sited parcels. Opening in the glass with scents of green...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or is a remarkable white wine hailing from the prestigious Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the finest Chardonnay grapes, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a true gem for wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, the wine displays a radiant golden color, reminiscent of the sun-kissed vineyards of Chablis. The nose is a delicate bouquet of white flowers and citrus fruits, inviting you to indulge in its aromatic symphony. As you take your first sip, the palate is greeted with a refined and finessed texture, thanks to a judicious dose of acidity. This acidity not only adds lift to the wine but also contributes to its overall complexity.

The 2017 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or is sourced from selected parcels in close proximity to premier and grand cru sites, ensuring the utmost quality and expression. The majority of the wine is aged in stainless steel, while 20% is aged in oak barrels, imparting subtle nuances of oak to the final product.

Esteemed wine critics have bestowed high accolades upon this vintage. Decanter awarded it a score of 91, praising its fullness and complexity. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also awarded it 90+ points, emphasizing its incipient complexity and precise nature. Vinous, another reputable publication, bestowed upon it a score of 92, labeling it as fabulous and impeccably crafted. Burghound, known for their discerning taste, awarded it a score of 91, declaring it rare to find a village-level Chablis of this caliber.

The 2017 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or is a wine that demands attention and admiration. Its ability to balance elegance with complexity makes it a standout choice for both casual sipping and special occasions. Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or a curious novice, this wine is sure to captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression.