Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Cuvee Guy Moreau 2006

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

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.

Additional Information

"(40% oak; from 74-year-old vines) Musky aromas of lime, ginger and curry powder. Richer and more glyceral than the regular Vaillons, with noteworthy intensity to the ripe flavors of pineapple, lemon and licorice. A very suave and supple style, but currently showing more length but less obvious cut than the Vaillons." 88-91 points -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Jul.-Aug. 2007

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, May 1, 2009

    Made from 70-year-old vines planted by Christian Moreaus father, Guy, this wine shows extra concentration, certainly, but also the pure pleasure of ripe, delicious Chardonnay. Its initially tight, but the rich green fruits and toast soon come forward to give an impressively big wine, and one worth aging.

    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schlidknecht
    Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    From a 40-year hold parcel planted by (and named for) Christian Moreaus father, the 2006 Chablis Vaillons Guy Moreau is prominently alkaline and chalky, with ripe pear giving way to a rather austere yet impressive peppery, stony finish.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

    The lime, melon, green plum and flint aromas and flavors are beautifully displayed on the sleek, medium-bodied frame. This is persistent and lingers nicely on the finish.

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Aromas of musky yellow fruits and gingery spices. Then pure and precise in the mouth, lighter on its feet than the basic Vaillons bottling. A higher-pitched style with lovely balance. This can be enjoyed now with decanting but should age well. From a blend of 55- and 74-year-old vines.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2007

    (from vines planted in 1933). As is usually the case, there is a bit more of everything compared to the regular Vaillons with a similar if slightly riper nose that complements the rich, intense, powerful and impressively concentrated flavors brimming with dry extract and minerality, all wrapped in a palate staining and seriously long finish. This is always an excellent wine and so it is again in 06. Excellent potential and recommended.

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Sunday, July 1, 2007

    "(40% oak; from 74-year-old vines) Musky aromas of lime, ginger and curry powder. Richer and more glyceral than the regular Vaillons, with noteworthy intensity to the ripe flavors of pineapple, lemon and licorice. A very suave and supple style, but currently showing more length but less obvious cut than the Vaillons."

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