Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils. Grand Cru “Les Clos” Chablis

christian moreau les clos chablis
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Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

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“The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos is very impressive from the word go: crisp limestone scents, apple blossom and just a touch of smoke. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine definition, very focused and complete with a hint of bitter lemon lending tension. What really marks this out is the outstanding salinity on the finish…you feel as if you have just licked a rock. Maybe I have? This is an outstanding Les Clos from Fabien Moreau.”

94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, July 2016

 

“Smoky silex and wet stone aromas are complicated by piquant citrus high notes and a subtle yeasty element. Large-scaled, intense and structured, showing a distinctly crisp character for its richness thanks to penetrating lemony acidity. The Moreaus’ organic viticulture makes for relatively low pHs (3.2 in this 2014) but the acidity here is only 4.0 grams. Still, this vibrant, complete Chablis is built for the long haul.”

94+ points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, July 2016

 

“This could not be mistaken for anything other than Chablis as there is plenty of typicity to the white fruit and floral scented nose. There is also excellent size, weight, power and richness to the middle weight plus flavors that exude ample minerality on the overtly saline and hugely long finish. This is flat out terrific and is a classic expression of the vineyard.”

95 points, Burghound, Oct 2016

 

“Floral and yellow plum notes with a chiselled yet powerful texture and a long citrus finish. From grapes grown on a deeper soil, always giving a grand cru of great intensity. Illustrates superbly the quality of the vintage.”

95 points, Decanter, Feb 2016