Christian Moreau “Les Clos” Chablis GC

christian moreau les clos chablis
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

“Tangy, mineral nose with remarkable purity of fruit and lift, showing scents of white peach and apple aromas. Splendid attack, rich and robust on the palate with force and pungency but not aggressive. Nutty and mineral, with a very long and bright finish and impeccable balance.”

95 points, Decanter, Feb 2017

 

“The 2015 les Clos from the Moreau family is outstanding this year. The wine is deep, complex and already showing the first touch of candied lemon peel to come in its aromatic profile of apple, flinty minerality, candied lemon, dried flowers and a topnote of beeswax. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and absolutely rock solid at the core, with fine focus and grip, very good acidity and a long, complex and classy finish. This is going to be outstanding.”

94 points, John Gilman, Aug 2016

 

“This is singing today, offering peach, apple, stone and honey aromas and  flavors. The brilliant structure keeps the elements delineated. The finish echoes mineral and lemon notes. Best from 2018 through 2025.”

93 points, Wine Spectator, May 2017

 

“Light-medium yellow. Pineapple, wet stone and a suggestion of flinty silex on the nose. Dry, classic and backward but comes across as riper than the Valmur even though these grapes were picked very early, on September 3 and 4. The tightly coiled citrus fruit, wild herb and crushed stone flavors will need time in bottle to unwind and gain in texture. This extract-rich grand cru finishes with rising length and powerful citric cut, with some unabsorbed CO2 giving it a slight dry edge.”

93 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Aug 2017

 

“When I tasted the 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos from barrel, I opined that it was not showing at its best. Now in bottle, it reveals a well-defined bouquet with scents of white flowers, granite, smoke and a subtle walnut scent emerging with time. The palate is very well balanced with good body and presence in the mouth, fresh and mineral driven with a tightly wound finish that suggests it will provide 15-20 years drinking pleasure.”

93 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Aug 2017