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: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Marked by oak, this vanilla- and butterscotch-tinged white shows buried lemon and apple notes. Racy and sleek, this finds balance on the long finish of citrus and mineral. Best from 2017 through 2026. "
Score: 93 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"From 80-year-old vines, this wine is named after current winemaker Fabien Moreaus grandfather. Its a concentrated, dense wine that is very well structured. Tight, almost shocking acidity is supported by the strong fruit character as well as the fragrant, perfumed aftertaste. Drink from 2018."
Score: 91 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
"The 2013 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Cuve Guy Moreau comes from a vineyard planted 82 years ago by owned by Guy Moreau's grandfather. Matured in 35 to 40% oak, a mixture of 1, 2 and 3-year old barrels, it has a poised, crisp and mineral bouquet that brims over with tension. The palate is very well balanced with hints of almond and nectarine on the entry. The acidity is well judged with a cohesive, quite elegant finish that lingers in the mouth. Very fine for the vintage, perhaps even showing a slight melioration in the last 12 months."
"This is compositionally similar to the straight Vaillons save that here the nose is slightly riper and the wood treatment is a bit more evident where it continues onto the palate as well. The rich, full-bodied and seductively textured middle weight flavors coat the mouth with dry extract before terminating in a lingering and well-balanced finish. This should be lovely in time."
"The 2013 Chablis Vaillon Cuve Guy Moreau is a bit brighter and more focused than the straight Vaillon. Here the aromas and flavors are more citrus-inflected, with suggestions of lemon oil, mint, white flowers and sweet spices that are layered into the highly expressive, succulent finish. This is another striking wine from Moreau. The 2013 was done in equal parts steel and barrel."
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