|Bright eyed and bushy tailed Chablis|
Billaud Simon Chablis 2010 (Chablis, France)
12.5%, Cork, $25
I’ve got no shortage of time for good, simple AC Chablis. That purity, that acidity, that freshness – all of it adds up to super high drinkability. The 2010 vintage wines are typically classically proportioned too.
This is imported by a group of Hunter winemakers and businesspeople under the name ‘Domaine Burgundy‘. The range is excellent, the prices top notch. Well worth checking out.
Produced off 15-25 year old vines and fermented/matured in just stainless steel.
It’s quite reductive and dense on the nose actually, with a leesy richness over citrus coupled with that Kimmeridgian softness. Initially generous, that nose still carries the sharply defined edge of a tank matured Chablis. Very dry, tart and long palate is super clean but fiercely acidic, all lemon and chalk and more lemon.
A crystalline Chablis with classic character and purity, I’d like more weight but for a basic AC Chablis it is a winner. 16.8/89