Terroir: The Grand Cru Blanchot is located on the left bank of the Serein river adjacent to Grand Cru Les Clos and has an optimal south/ southeast exposure. Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils plot is located mid-hillside with will drained soils of Kimmeridgien limestone that is rich in small oyster fossils typical of the region. This soil helps to create wines of distinctive mineral complexity.
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 portion of Grand Cru Blanchot is aged in oak cask while the majority of the blend is aged in stainless steel.
Score: 88 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
..all the wines to this point were bottled in June, while the Valmur and Clos cuvees were bottled in early September) More perfumed and less fruit-driven than the Vaudesir, with notes of spice, mint and white flowers. Juicy, lean and tight; seems a bit compressed, even dried, by its spicy oak influence (this was vinified and aged in used barriques until it went into small tanks in April). There's very good incipient complexity here, but this wine will need time to absorb its oak.
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