2021 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru
This is also admirably pure and exuberantly floral with its combination of spice and citrus scents that exhibit very good Chablis typicity. There is more volume and richness, as well as notably more power if not the same refinement, to the larger-scaled flavors that deliver excellent length on the firm, austere and bitter lemon rind finish. As is usually true for Les Clos, this is very much built on its minerality and is a wine that should also reward up to a decade of keeping. Drink through 2029+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2021 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is aged only in vat, although there might be some wood contact late on. Frankly, I hope it doesn't because this has a sense of fullness and some lovely tropical notes discretely interwoven that would make any oak otiose. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and fresh, not amazingly complex, but there is decent substance on the finish. Fine. Drink 2025-2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous
The domaine has one plot of young vines, which were frozen, so grapes were found as an exchange with another. Two barrels in exchange for Montée de Tonnerre. In steel at the moment but may switch one to wood later. Pale colour, extremely promising even if not yet offering much detail. Superb follow through, growing in the mouth, excellent length here and some marine notes to finish. Very youthful but I am expecting something exciting. Drink from 2027-2033.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy