Samuel Billaud, Chablis 1er Cru ‘Sèchet’, France, 2018


95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Always among my favourite Chablis and a supreme example of an under-rated site, this hails from a 70-year-old vineyard and is beautifully balanced. Entirely unwooded, but with plenty of leesy weight, it’s a fine, crunchy, chiselled Premier Cru with notes of celery, white pepper and wet stones and a long, tapering finish. (TA) Inner quote mark (7/2019)


93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Séchet Vieilles Vignes is a worthy successor to the superb 2017 rendition, delivering aromas of crisp orchard fruit, crushed chalk, white flowers and fresh bread. Medium to full-bodied, layered and incisive, it’s concentrated and penetrating, with racy acids and a long, chalky finish. (WK) Inner quote mark(6/2020)


93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Chablis Séchet Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru comes from 0.60ha of 80-year-old vines and spends 18 months on the fine lees. It bides its time in the glass. Discreet at first, it gradually unfurls to reveal quite intense marine aromas of shucked oyster shells and sea cave. This is very well defined but it clearly benefits from decanting. The palate is lively on the entry, presenting a lovely lick of salinity right from the start. Fine energy here, and great focus, with just a touch of spice coming through on the finish and aftertaste. A very fine Séchet from M. Billaud. Recommended. (NM) Inner quote mark (9/2020)

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