Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2007

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

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.

Additional Information

"(from a tiny .10 ha parcel). This is notably riper with a mix of classic Chablis aromas that include sea breeze and lemon-lime fruit, white flowers and hints of mineral reduction as well as mildly exotic yellow fruit that can also be found on the rich, intense, balanced and precise flavors underpinned by an almost pungent stoniness. The sense of underlying energy is palpable on the austere, pure and driving finish. An impressive effort that despite the presence of much riper fruit aromas actually seems more vibrant than any of the preceding wines." 92-94 points -Allen Meadows, Burghound, Oct. 2008

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

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

    All of Moreaus 2007 Chablis Blanchots was matured in three used barriques, to whose employment overtones of lanolin, resin, and coconut milk testify. These mingle with toasted almond, peach, and peach kernel on the palate, but also with a somewhat detached lemony acidity. High-toned kirsch- and marzipan-like notes suggestive of sweetness shadow this from nose to tail. I hope this will felicitously gain harmony or at least a clearer definition with time, as there is a wealth of implicitly fascinating material.

  • Score: 93 Points

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

    (from a tiny .10 ha parcel). This is notably riper with a mix of classic Chablis aromas that include sea breeze and lemon-lime fruit, white flowers and hints of mineral reduction as well as mildly exotic yellow fruit that can also be found on the rich, intense, balanced and precise flavors underpinned by an almost pungent stoniness. The sense of underlying energy is palpable on the austere, pure and driving finish. An impressive effort that has an appealing delicacy to it.

  • Score: 93 Points

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

    A broad, powerful white, full of peach, apple, vanilla and stone notes kept defined by a razor like acidity. This is balanced, but will benefit from a few years in bottle to integrate more fully.

  • Score: 89 Points

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

    Lemon, licorice and spicy, nutty oak on the nose. Intensely flavored and lively but with a strong spice element currently dominating the wine's citrus and floral flavors. Seems tightened by the oak and a bit rigid on the back end. Will this become more pliant with bottle aging? As this is the family's smallest holding (barely a tenth of a hectare), with production of just 2-1/2 barrels, this was done entirely in 2004 barriques

  • Score: 92 Points

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

    (from a tiny .10 ha parcel). This is notably riper with a mix of classic Chablis aromas that include sea breeze and lemon-lime fruit, white flowers and hints of mineral reduction as well as mildly exotic yellow fruit that can also be found on the rich, intense, balanced and precise flavors underpinned by an almost pungent stoniness. The sense of underlying energy is palpable on the austere, pure and driving finish. An impressive effort that despite the presence of much riper fruit aromas actually seems more vibrant than any of the preceding wines.

  • Score: 89 Points

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

    Bright medium yellow. Very tight nose hints at white pepper and spices, with fruit currently in the background. Much deeper and more opulent than the Vaudesir, with stony lemony cut intensifying the middle palate. A whiff of exotic fruits and a touch of spicy oak add complexity to this tactile, supple wine. Finishes spicy and long.

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