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: 92 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
A quarry-like evocation of chalk dust, piquancy of lemon peel, and musky scents of narcissus render the nose of the Moreau 2011 Chablis Blanchots unmistakably as well as strikingly of its neighborhood. Subtly creamy yet engagingly juicy in a manner less tart or frisky than some other wines in its collection, this finishes with invigorating and mouthwatering persistence of white currant, lemon, and musky liquid florality.
Score: 91 PointsVinous Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2011 Chablis Blanchot is another deep, resonant wine. Almonds, light, floral-infused honey, spice, vanillin, smoke, anise and yellow stone fruits are all very much alive in the glass. A rich, expansive finish rounds things out in style. The Blanchot is the smallest production wine at Moreau, and is aged entirely in oak.
Score: 90 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
Bright yellow. Smoky oak, spices and vanilla on the nose. Broad and nicely balanced, with the obvious oak element nonetheless nicely integrated.
"Here the wood is relatively generous though not completely dominant as it still allows the floral, stone, pear and hints of mineral reduction to be appreciated. There is fine richness to the bold and solidly well-concentrated flavors that possess relatively good power before terminating in a long, dry and highly persistent finish."
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