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

domaine christian moreau père et fils. chablis grand cru ‘les clos’
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Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2017

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“Les Clos produces the richest of Chablis’ grands crus. From 50- to 60-year-old vines; 60% in stainless steel, 40% in used barrels. Great precision and structure for a great future; an exceptional wine in 2017.”

97 points, Steven spurrier, Decanter, Feb 2019

 

“Even with the advantage of frost protection, Moreau only achieved yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare with his 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, but it was enough to mature half of the cuvée in tank and half in barrel. The wine unwinds slowly in the glass with aromas of wheat toast, beeswax, green apple, ripe citrus fruits and almond paste, followed by a full-bodied, satiny and racy palate that’s quite taut and fine-boned, with a penetrating, chalky finish.”

94 points, William Kelley, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Aug 2019

 

“The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, which is 50% in barrel and 50% in tank when I visited, has a very composed bouquet with scents of white flower, chalk, a slight fish oil aroma that lends it an Asian influence. I love the definition here. The palate is very well balanced with a taut line of acidity, fresh and full of tension with a vivid, beautifully poised finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.”

92-94 points, Neil Martin, vinous.com, August 2018