Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2008

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

"The slopes, like those of all the Grands Crus vines, are situated on the right bank of the Serein River. Blanchot is the border on the east side of the Grand Cru Cote. There is a unique south-east exposure with very steep slopes, where the sun shine from the sunrise. Density plantation: 7000 vines/ha. Average age of the vines: 27 years." -Fabien Moreau

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010

    "A gorgeous amalgam of peach with peony and iris perfume in the nose of Moreaus 2008 Chablis Blanchots bring the realization that these aromas are vintage themes across the spectrum of appellations at this address. Here though, musky and animal elements; Latakia tobacco and black tea smokiness; as well as alkaline and iodine marine mineral characteristics emerge to add intrigue. Rich yet bright and buoyant, this subtly complex, imposingly long-finishing cru harmoniously incorporates its element of oak. Grapefruit, white peach, and white currant deliver sustained, juicy satisfaction, white its tactilely vivid mineral notes add invigoration. Expect it to dazzle over at least the better part of the next decade."

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Sexy vanillin oak spices and smoke complement aromas of flowers and quinine. Tactile and intensely flavored, with a silky texture firmed and enlivened by a spine of minerality. Plenty of richness and extract here but this is very young. The dusty, tactile, palate-staining finish shows a strong element of iodiney minerality along with some nutty, smoky oak. This was aged in all used barriques, as there were just 2/1-2 barrels of this juice in 2008, but there's more than enough supporting material.

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010

    A taut, linear profile sets the pace for the peach, melon, grapefruit and vanilla aromas and flavors. The vivid structure keeps it moving, while a smoky, mineral element emerges on the generous finish. Its all there in the right proportions, just give it time.3

  • Score: 92 Points

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

    (From a tiny 10 ha parcel near the top of the slope). A pure, elegant and restrained nose of primarily white flowers nuanced with saline and mineral notes, both of which continue onto the beautifully defined flavors where the acidity really shapes and gives lift to the chiseled, racy and linear finish. Impressive.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    (just two and a half barrels made, one of which still had a bit of unfermented sugar) Pure, ripe nose offers white peach, vanilla, spice and smoke. Sweet, ripe and concentrated, with captivating flavors of peach and ginger. Comes across as less oaky today than the 2007 release. A powerful and long wine, finishing with palate-saturating flavor and noteworthy energy.

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