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.
"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
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"There's some power and heft to this balanced white, whose apple and melon flavors are tinged with vanilla and spice. Shows exuberance and has staying power on the long finish"
Score: 91 PointsInternational Wine & Spirit Competition Author: Stephen Tanzer
"Pale yellow-gold. Very ripe aromas of yellow peach, hay and nutty oak. Silky on entry, then broad and suave in the middle, with peach and floral flavors enlivened by solid underlying minerality. Very fine-grained grand cru with a long, spicy, palate-dusting finish."
Score: 92 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"A bit more wood sets off the ever-so-mildly exotic yellow fruit aromas that also evidence hints of white flower and freshly cut lemons that give way to rich and quite full-bodied flavors that also possess a textured mouth feel on the tangy, delicious and lingering finish."
"Bright medium yellow. Peach, coffee, hazelnut and coffee on the nose; showing its oaky side now. Then surprisingly energetic in the mid-palate, with firm acidity and good floral lift leavening the oaky impression. All of the Blanchots begins in oak as there are just a couple barrels of this juice at Moreau."
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