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2009 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Vaudesir
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89(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

(the Billaud-Simon grand crus were bottled the week before my visit):  Pale, bright yellow-straw with green highlights.  Very closed, metallic nose hints at spearmint; quite stunted by the mise.  Juicy, brisk and tight in the mouth, with strong acidity giving the wine a slightly tart edge.  The lime and mint flavors are joined by a note of oyster shell on the back end.  Does this currently lean grand cru lack the generosity of the vintage or is it merely affected by the recent bottling?  I note that I wasn't wild for this wine last year when I tasted it from tank.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Chablis

Wine lovers who have come to think of Chardonnay as weighty and thick will find Chablis a revelation. When grown in the cool clay-and-chalk soils around the sleepy town of Chablis, at the northern reach of Burgundy, Chardonnay is transformed into one of the world's most cerebral and distinctive white wines. With its brisk...
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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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