Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2006

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

Terroir: Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of just under 10 acres of the famous Vaillon vineyard. With a relatively steep grade the plot has terrific drainage of it's Kimmeridgien clay soil and a south/southeast exposure that provides optimum sunlight throughout the growing season.

Vinification: The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest. A small percentage of the final blend does see a short time in oak barrels.

Additional Information

"70% vinified in tank and 30% in oak, less than 2% new) Good pale color. Steely aromas of lemon drop and pineapple, accented by a light spicy character. Juicy and brisk but supple, with a touch of sweetness to the grapefruit and pineapple flavors. Little sign of oak on the palate. Finishes fresh and pure, with a youthfully metallic quality." 88-90 points -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Jul.-Aug. 2007

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

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

    Big, ripe and surprisingly fat for 2006 Chablis, this wine goes for the yellow fruits as well as minerality. It offers full flavors, an upfront fruitiness tempered by a creamy backdrop.

  • Score: 88 Points

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

    From a 40 to 50-year-old vines, the Moreau 2006 Chablis Vaillon features apricot, lime, and oregano in a juicy matrix tinged with lanolin and slightly awkward milky notes. Its minerality is expressed as a stony, slightly hard note (along with pungent citrus zest) in the finish. There is no doubt about this wines admirable concentration.

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008

    A touch of spice adds interest to this medium-bodied white, has a light briny element and a citrus note underneath. Fine length. Drink now through 2012.

  • Score: 89 Points

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

    Pale yellow. Spicy, musky aromas of lemon peel and minerals. Considerably richer than the village wine (which I scored 88 in Issue 133 and the same at the end of May); also riper and finer, with a stronger impression of sucrosite In a distinctly rounder style, with good breadth to the flavors of lemon and stone. Long on personality.P>

  • Score: 90 Points

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

    (40+ year old vines mostly situated in Vaillons proper with additional parcels in Chtains and Epinottes). This is also quite fresh and bright with floral and pear aromas leading to detailed, vibrant and stony flavors that possess fine volume and a sappy, persistent and intense finish. Very solid if not truly exceptional quality.

  • Score: 88 Points

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

    (70% vinified in tank and 30% in oak, less than 2% new) Good pale color. Steely aromas of lemon drop and pineapple, accented by a light spicy character. Juicy and brisk but supple, with a touch of sweetness to the grapefruit and pineapple flavors. Little sign of oak on the palate. Finishes fresh and pure, with a youthfully metallic quality.

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