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: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Distinctive aromas of vanilla and clove are at the forefront now, with flavors of lemon cream and apple. Supple in texture, showing excellent length. Needs time. Best from 2017 through 2024."
Score: 94 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"Fresh and ripe, this also has a strong steely character. Mineral and densely textured, its a powerful wine, showing ripe yellow fruit, spice from wood and considerable concentration. Moreau makes just three barrels of this wine. Drink from 2019."
"Here the wood is a bit more dialed up and while it doesn't dominate the floral, pear, white peach and ocean water aromas it would be fair to say that it's not subtle. The delicious, intense and mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors also possess a beautiful mouth feel that also evidences a touch of wood on the markedly dry but again, not really austere finale."
Score: 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
"The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots has a very generous, beautifully defined floral bouquet with fresh mango and apricot scents infused with minerals. The palate is very well-balanced with great depth, well-judged acidity and gorgeous apricot and tangerine notes on the finish. This is very Burgundian and is very impressive. Drink 2016-2028."
"Tangerine, honey, mint, wild flowers and sage grace the palate in the 2013 Chablis Blanchot. Because of the tiny production this year, the Blanchots is done entirely in oak, which gives the wine much of its textural volume and creamy, resonant personality. This is an especially sweet, honeyed, extroverted Chablis, with hints of botrytis-inflected richness on the oily finish. "
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