Domaine Billaud-Simon - Chablis Tête d'Or 2016
Terroir: Tête d'Or is sourced from 28 year old vines from a domaine-owned a south/southeast facing 3 hectare parcel at the foot of the Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru in the heart of the Chablis appellation.
Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested, pressed and macerated at cool temperatures for 7 days. Fermentation entirely in temperature controlled stainless steel. The wine is aged for 12 months in 80% stainless steel, 20% oak.
Additional Details editAttractive white gold color with delicate, pale green reflections. The nose offers citrus and white flowers. The palate is refined, smooth and rich. Everything is perfectly balanced: lively yet discreet, mineral without being dry, fruity yet refined.
- Appellation: Chablis
- Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Kimmeridgian
- Vineyard Acreage: 3ha parcel
- Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
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- Alcohol: 13%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Vinous Rating: 88
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"The 2016 Chablis Tête d’Or has a light, slightly waxy bouquet with orange blossom. Light quince scents gradually unfurl in the glass. The palate is well balanced with quite a rounded opening and fine acidity. I would have liked a little more mineralité to come through on the finish. Tasted at the Domaine Direct tasting in London."
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 87
Author: James Suckling
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
"Some tropical fruits and honey. A really ripe and richer style. The palate is soft,supple and simple. Drink-now style."
Wine Spectator Rating: 88
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Apple, stone and lemon flavors marks this taut, tangy Chablis. Lean, ending with a light grapefruit peel bitterness. Drink now through 2021.
Burghound Rating: 88
Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
"(from 2 parcels situated in the villages portion of Chapelot). A discreet application of oak sets off the slightly more layered aromas of white peach, algae and lemon peel. The marginally bigger and richer flavors possess a succulent mouth feel while delivering a bit more overall depth and length on the somewhat firmer finish."