Bold flavours, and tightly structured, this is just the raw materials of a great wine, all that is missing is time. There are yellow and green fruits, spice and white stone minerality.Leave until after 2022 if you can. Match with shellfish or your choice.
Billaud-Simon Chablis are, in my opinion, one of the must have producers in your cellar. I love their delicate and understated nature but they are ripe enough that you can drink them young. Definitely wines of terroir which is great because they hold some of my favourite vineyards too.
Chablis – The kimmeridgean soils that make Chablis taste like Chablis is evident in these wines. They have more definition of region and more structure than a Petit Chablis but without the fruit weight and intensity of the better sites. Great wines for drinking young or youngish.
Chardonnay – The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.