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.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Rich, with textbook apple, lemon, mineral and mild honey flavors. A sojourn in oak lends a broader profile and a light, spicy accent. Fine length."
Score: 92 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"Here there is a touch of wood in evidence that frames more complex and slightly riper aromas that are otherwise compositionally similar. The additional concentration from the old vines is immediately evident as this robust effort is overtly muscular and notably more powerful, all wrapped in a borderline painfully intense, balanced and persistent finish. This slightly more structured effort should be excellent with a few years in bottle."
Score: 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
"There is a lot to like in the 2010 Chablis Vaillon Cuvee Guy Moreau. A hint of petrol adds considerable complexity to a rich tapestry of yellow stone fruit, smoke, crushed rocks and flowers. This large scaled, voluptuous Chablis boasts stunning depth, plenty of textural richness and gorgeous balance. The Cuvee Guy Moreau emerges from a parcel planted in 1933. The wine was aged mostly in steel, but 40% saw oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012+."
"This is also quite strongly reduced though here there is a touch of wood in evidence. Otherwise, the additional concentration from the old vines is immediately evident as this robust effort is overtly muscular and notably more powerful, all wrapped in a borderline painfully intense, balanced and persistent finish. This should be excellent."
"The 2010 Chablis Vaillons Cuvee Guy Moreau is deeper and plusher than the straight Vaillons. Here the fruit has an extra dimension of richness that marries particularly well with the oak, even if the wood is a bit prominent today. Smoke, lemon, butter and minerals are woven together nicely in this large-scaled, muscular wine. The Cuvee Guy Moreau is made from a single parcel in the heart of Vaillons planted in 1933. This also was aged in 38% oak, but Fabien Moreau notes one or two of the barrels were slightly newer in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020."
"Bright yellow. Sexy aromas of dusty stone and ginger. Dense, tactile and juicy, with piquant flavors of grapefruit and pineapple intensified by dusty minerality. Builds impressively on the rising back end, gaining in power and saturating the palate with flavor. A hint of citrus peel bitterness accentuates the impression of structure and grip. Offers impressive potential."
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