Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Cuvee Guy Moreau 2007

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

"(from vines planted in 1933). A very subtle touch of wood frames an otherwise similar nose though there is more mid-palate concentration and dry extract to the textured and seductive flavors that culminate in a pure, refined and detailed finish brimming with ample Chablis character and impeccable balance. It may simply be the additional extract completely buffers the acidity but at present anyway, this seems more forward." 90-92 pts. –Allen Meadows, Burghound, Oct. 2008

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    A slightly higher percentage of Moreaus 2007 Chablis Vaillons Guy Moreau (from the core or Ur-Vaillons vineyard) saw barriques than is the case with their regular cuvee. This is more citric, pronounced in its bitterness of apricot kernel, and overtly woody in its notes of vanilla, lanolin, and resin. The texture given the wines body seems to want, as it were, to become richer, but bright acids and bitterness stymie that. A faint finishing roughness along with the wines notes of oak, its forceful citrus character, and its zest, salinity, and peppery pungency make this slightly rough sledding, at least for me today.

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows'
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

    (from vines planted in 1933). Almost invisible wood frames an otherwise similar nose though there is more mid-palate concentration and dry extract to the textured and seductive flavors that culminate in a pure, refined and detailed finish brimming with ample Chablis character and impeccable balance. It may simply be the additional extract completely buffers the acidity. Compared to the straight Vaillons, this is a bit riper with more complexity if seemingly less obvious minerality. A qualitative choice."

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Theres a savory seashore edge to this apple-and lemon-tinged white, which is bracing and tangy, with a hint of tannins shoring up the finish, in addition to the keep acidity. Excellent length.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, July 31, 2009

    Pale yellow, a bit deeper than the regular Vaillons. Reticent nose hints at oak spice. Riper and richer in the mouth if youthfully closed, with strong acidity framing the peach and vanillin oak flavors. In a more massive style than the regular bottling, but with plenty of supporting acidity. Builds nicely on the finish. This was aged in about 40% barriques, but barely 5% new.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadow's
    Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    (from vines planted in 1933). A very subtle touch of wood frames an otherwise similar nose though there is more mid-palate concentration and dry extract to the textured and seductive flavors that culminate in a pure, refined and detailed finish brimming with ample Chablis character and impeccable balance. It may simply be the additional extract completely buffers the acidity but at present anyway, this seems more forward.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    Bright yellow. Musky aromas of vineyard peach, ginger and white pepper. Very rich, dry and primary, with the peppery quality accentuated by firm-edged acidity. A pronounced citrus zest flavor communicates a strong impression of energy. Tighter, juicier and longer than the regular Vaillons, finishing with a stony quality that leaves the salivary glands quivering.

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