This is also ultra-pure and even more elegant with discreet aromas of sea shore, stone and citrus elements. The exceptional purity of the nose is confirmed by the saline-infused, detailed and wonderfully intense flavors that are at once generous yet precise before terminating in a palate staining finish. An impeccably well-balanced wine of harmony and refinement.
Billaud-Simon’s 2011 Chablis Preuses – from vines planted in 1952 – displays earthy and intriguing suggestions of urchin roe, musky narcissus, and fresh lemon. Richly-textured yet persistently bright, it draws on the sort of sweetly-saline crustacean character so memorably frequent from this cru to generate a finish of mouthwatering temptation and profound depth. This is a fine example of what some will consider the peculiarities – or perhaps even the slightly off-putting exoticism – of Preuses. The rest of us would do well to employ some of this secret weapon at table over the coming decade.
(made entirely in stainless steel): Pale yellow. Deep, ripe aromas of peach, white flowers, crushed herbs, mint and menthol. Juicy, light and penetrating, with a strong impression of acidity giving grip to the tactile grapefruit, peach, pepper and herb flavors. Seems less ripe than some of the other 2011s here, even a bit tart on the finish, but this is also very tightly wound today. 91(+?)? points
Very fine nose and obvious density. Bone dry but delightfully pure. All the cut of a fine Chablis plus a bit of stuffing. Worth waiting for. 16.5+ / 20
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