Samuel Billaud left his post as winemaker at Billaud-Simon to establish his own domaine in 2009, and now works with ten acres of vines. He ferments this wine with ambient yeasts in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and large, neutral oak casks, presenting a cool, gentle Chablis with gingery concentration of green pear and white nectarine flavors. It’s bright and firmly focused, a quiet waterfall of fruit richness lasting in the end.
The 2018 Montmain from Monsieur Billaud is every bit as racy and vibrant on the palate than the Mont de Milieu, and shares the same lovely sense of aromatic generosity and complexity. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a refined mix of lemon, green apple, chalky soil tones, dried flowers, bee pollen and a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with fine mineral drive, a good girdle of acidity and excellent bounce on the long and complex finish. This is singing right out of the blocks, but should age quite gracefully as well. 2020-2045.
The 2018 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is delicate and open-knit, with pretty floral overtones that add lift. Orchard fruit, wild flowers and light tropical accents all grace this mid-weight, creamy Chablis. Soft contours and impeccable balance add to its considerable charms. (AG)
Aromas of minty pear and crisp green apple mingle with hints of spring blossom and white peach, introducing the 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, a medium to full-bodied, elegantly ample wine that's vibrant and fine-boned, with a satiny attack and a delicate core of fruit. (WK)
A much more floral-inflected though riper nose speaks of spice, poached pear and somewhat less obvious Chablis character. Happily there is better Chablis character on the palate of the medium-bodied flavors that also possess very good volume along with a fine bead of minerality that really comes up on the youthfully austere and bitter lemon-suffused finale.
The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in at least one of our retail stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.Redwood City: 2
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.