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2016 Chablis, Vaillons, Domaine Billaud-Simon

Chablis, 1er cru

$36.00 per Bottle


15 Bottles




"Impressive white peaches, nectarines and chalky, oyster-shell minerals. The palate’s very crisp and elegant with power. White peaches and peach kernel flavors. Long and fresh. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 08/31/2018)

Rating: 92

"A cooler and equally exotic nose blends notes of white peach, lychee, iodine, grapefruit and admirably subtle wood influence. The finer if slightly less concentrated middle weight flavors possess better cut and minerality on the nicely focused finale. This is perfectly good and utterly delicious though the word typical isn't applicable." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com
(AM, 10/15/2018)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2022-+

"More elegant and open-knit than the Tête d'Or bottling, the 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons offers up notes of Meyer lemon, fresh peach and spring flowers. On the palate, it's delicate, medium-bodied and stony, in an easygoing, charming style." William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #238
(WA, 08/31/2018)

Rating: 88
Drink from: 2018-2023

"The 2016 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has a focused, quite lively bouquet with chalk dust mixed with green apple and a touch of spice. The palate is well balanced with a smooth entry, faint hints of tropical fruit percolating through – passion fruit and dried pineapple, the finish nicely rounded if just missing the tension that a cooler growing season might have bestowed. Tasted blind at the BIVB Chablis tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 08/01/2018)

Rating: 88
Drink from: 2019-2028

"Light and lively on the nose with some green fruit. Good and racy and really quite delicate. Should satisfy over a long period." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/11/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2019-2030

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