2018 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or

Chardonnay - 750ML
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WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

A subtle, flinty note of reduction gives way to creamy, chalky lemon on this wine's appetizing nose. The palate then sweeps in with unexpected juiciness and ripeness from the hot summer. A leesy, chalky texture lends...
VN 91

Vinous, September 2020

The 2018 Chablis Tête d’Or has slightly musky, nutty bouquet – much more intriguing than the Chablis Village. The palate is well balanced with lemon, lime and a touch of bitterness on the entry. I appreciate the edginess...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

This exquisite 2018 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or is a true gem from the Burgundy region of France. Crafted from Chardonnay grapes, this white wine showcases the elegance and finesse that the region is renowned for.

In the glass, this wine displays a beautiful pale golden color, reminiscent of the sun-kissed vineyards of Chablis. The aromatics are absolutely captivating, with a slightly musky and nutty bouquet that adds an intriguing layer of complexity to the wine. It is a delightful departure from the typical Chablis Village.

On the palate, the 2018 Chablis Tete d'Or reveals a perfect balance of flavors. Zesty lemon and lime notes dance on the tongue, offering a refreshing and vibrant experience. There is also a subtle touch of bitterness that adds depth and character to the wine. The edginess of this Chablis is truly appreciated, and it culminates in a saline finish that leaves a lasting impression. This wine is undeniably excellent.

The esteemed wine critic Neal Martin from Vinous awarded this Chablis Tete d'Or a remarkable score of 91 points. He commends its intriguing bouquet and the bite on the finish, showcasing his admiration for this wine's unique qualities.

Anne Krebiehl MW from Wine Enthusiast also praises this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 92 points. She highlights the subtle flinty note on the nose, followed by creamy and chalky lemon flavors. The unexpected juiciness and ripeness from the hot summer are balanced by a leesy, chalky texture that adds coolness and freshness to the wine. The finish is marked by lovely chalkiness, further enhancing its appeal.

With an alcohol content of 12.5%, this Chablis Tete d'Or is the perfect companion for a variety of occasions. Its vibrant acidity and complexity make it an excellent choice to pair with seafood dishes, particularly oysters and grilled fish.

In conclusion, the 2018 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or is a white wine that truly embodies the essence of Chablis. Its intriguing aromatics, balanced palate, and exceptional reviews from esteemed critics make it a must-try for wine enthusiasts seeking a remarkable Burgundian experience.