2013 Chablis Les Preuses Billaud Simon



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Average critic rating : 90.0 points

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The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses has a more reserved bouquet, touches of ginger infusing the citrus fruit that gain more intensity with time. The palate is fresh on the entry with a keen line of acidity, but it loses a little composure toward the finish. This is certainly not a bad Les Preuses, although it does not possess the complexity of (what turned out to be), Louis Jadot’s Les Preuses. Like several of Billaud-Simon's other 2013s, I anticipate the succeeding vintage to offer a higher level of quality due to the more benevolent growing season. ||Bernard Billaud sold his share of the domaine to Maison Faiveley last year and I tasted their latest releases blind among their peers. While the 2013 vintage impinged upon the quality here and there, erasing some of the nuance and tension that they might otherwise have imported, there are some very satisfying contributions to what was an inconsistent vintage generally. In particular, the Chablis Vaillons 2013 was one of the best that I encountered, while the Chablis 2014 is about as good as you will find. It will be interesting to see how Faiveley builds upon their introduction in Chablis, whether they will seek to augment their holdings or indeed, whether they will continue with the present name? Personally, I would hope they add these Chablis to the already considerable Faiveley portfolio simply to avoid confusion with Samuel Billaud. We will see. eRobertParker.com.August, 2015

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