2019 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru
Subtle but not invisible wood surrounds the softly exotic aromas of both white and yellow orchard that flash solid Chablis character in the form of iodine and oyster shell wisps. The sleek, sophisticated and attractively vibrant middle weight flavors possess good volume before culminating in a balanced, very dry and sneaky long finish. This is a classic and ageworthy Vaudésir of refinement and delicacy. Drink 2029+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2019 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru has a slightly muffled nose that needs to muster more delineation. (I did see some improvement after leaving my sample aside for 10 minutes.) The taut, vibrant palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, with a fine line of acidity. Its pedigree really shows through on the detailed finish. Excellent, but it needs time in bottle. Drink 2024 - 2045.
Neal Martin - Vinous
From three plots, vinified in tank and then racked into wood. Olivier found it a bit austere, so wanted to fatten it out and add complexity. Iodine notes starting to be teased out on the nose. This is an excellent expression of the vineyard bolstered by the ripeness of the vintage, but still entirely within limits. Very long pure white fruit aftertaste.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy