Terroir: The Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils 1er Cru Vaillon "Cuvee Guy Moreau" is sourced from select vines planted in 1933, from multiple plots within the Moreau holdings.
Vinification: 60% of the overall Guy Moreau blend is aged entirely in stainless steel, with the remaining 40% seeing oak for a total of 6 months. The wine is then blended and aged for additional time in stainless steel prior to bottling.
Seeing more oak aging than the other Vaillon cuvée the Cuvée Guy Moreau is typically ripe on the palate, rich and complex while retaining a finish of mineral and clean acidity.
“Rich stone fruits nose. Ample concentration, quite powerful, tangy. Plenty of fruit and energy and a long mineral finish. Up to 5 years.” Recommended, Three Stars -Decanter, September 2007
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Starts out round and floral, with lilac and yellow plum flavors. Yet this is firm and tight on the finish, where the acidity emerges. Needs time to integrate. The aromas indicate its potential.
Rich stone fruits nose. Ample concentration, quite powerful, tangy. Plenty of fruit and energy and a long mineral finish. Up to 5 years.
Score: 90 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
(...from vines that are now almost 70 years old) Pure, very ripe nose hints at soft citrus fruits and peach. Rich and stuffed with soft citrus flavor; this has an old-viney creaminess of texture and impressive volume. The impression of sweetness and the glyceral quality are at least partly due to the wine's slow fermentation, notes winemaker Fabien Moreau. Already round and satisfying. All of the 2005s finished with less than 2 grams per liter of residual sugar, notes Christian Moreau, but this one is at a particularly dry 0.9. Incidentally, the Moreaus are doing a lot of replanting in their other vineyards from the massale selection featured in this parcel.
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