Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2012

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.

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Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

    "With its perfect south-facing exposure, the Blanchot Grand Cru produces a warm wine. It is opulent, a power of ripe Chardonnay and spicy wood. Combining rich yellow plums, citrus and apricot, topped with wood, this is a structured wine to age. Drink from 2018."

  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    "Moreau's 2012 Chablis Blanchot is fabulous. In this vintage, the oak is especially well integrated. Floral notes meld into slate, crushed rocks and white peaches, all supported by veins of clean, incisive minerality."

    Grade: 91-93 Points
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    "A creamy version, with lemon pie, melon, honey and spice flavors. Complex and harmonious, lingering with a subtle finish of lemon, mineral and spice. Best from 2016 through 2024. "

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    "Pale yellow. Exotic aromas of peach, vanilla and ginger spices. Round and spicy but a bit warm; boasts the breadth of the vintage but comes off as somewhat blurry compared to the estate's other grand crus. Will this wine gain in precision with time in bottle?"

  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    "here is more obvious wood influence present here and it is enough to detract from the ripe and slightly more aromatically complex aromas that speak of white flowers, citrus, orchard fruit and saline hints. There is good punch to the big, rich and impressively scaled flavors that possess ample amounts of dry extract as well as a tangy, sappy and mouth coating finish where the wood resurfaces. This opulent effort is not an especially elegant Blanchot and the wood is at the limit for me. My range offers the benefit of the doubt as there is enough underlying material that it's at least possible the wood will be successfully integrated."

    Grade: 89-91 Points
  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013

    "Tangerine rind, peony, musk and white pepper intriguingly and piquantly scent the Moreau 2012 Chablis Blanchots tasted from barrel (of which there are but two, one a mere feuillette) and re-emerge as striking accents to apple and white currant on a subtly creamy and silken, yet exuberantly juicy palate. This finishes with plenty of salt and stone not to mention incisive invigoration, a grand cru that I suspect will have few, if any, lackluster or uncooperative days through 2018 and probably beyond. "

    Grade: 92-93 points

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