Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 'Clos des Hospice' 2007

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

Terroir: The Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Grand Cru Les Clos ‘Clos des Hospice’ is produced from the domaine’s tiny one-acre monopole at the foot of the Les Clos vineyard. The vineyard was acquired by the Moreau family in 1904 and has a slightly different terroir to rest of the vineyard, with slightly heavier marl soils, old and densely planted vines.

Vinification The grapes are pruned heavily during the growing season to keep yields to a minimum. Grapes are hand harvested using small containers, and brought to the winery for further sorting. Like all Moreau wines, the selection process is strict for this cuvée with only the highest quality grapes making their way to the fermentation. The must is fermented in stainless steel followed by 12 months of aging in the cellars. A small portion on the final blend is aged in oak cask.

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"(from a .41 ha parcel located at the bottom of the hill in Les Clos). The first and only wine to display any reduction and it’s enough to knock the nose down. The flavors however, while essentially quite similar to those of the “regular” cuvée of Les Clos possess even more depth and power with perhaps the best balance, depth, length and overall sense of harmony of any of the Moreau ‘07s. The difference is subtle but it’s there. A wow wine." 93-95 points -Allen Meadows, Burghound, Oct. 2008

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  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

    It is a beautifully fashioned wine, its steely character rounded out with delicious ripe fruits, green apples, pear skin, and kiwi fruit. Impressive for aging.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    The Moreau 2007 Chablis Les Clos des Hospices from a single site within the Clos, and matured entirely in barrels, though only a negligible share new suggests brightness of citrus and salinity by way of ocean breeze already in the nose, where high-toned mint, lavender, and distilled pit fruit notes also appear. While there is a greater sense of textural richness here than in the regular Les Clos, the brightness seems more detached and less well-harnessed, and notes of detached woodiness return, reminiscent of other Moreau bottlings, so that the finishing effect, while impressively persistent, is slightly diffuse and bitter. Perhaps this undeniably formidable wine will have knit itself somewhat short-term. For now, I can only speculate that it might merit attention for six or more years if things come together.

  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Subdued nose but gives way to pressed lime with mouthwatering acidity. Firm and long, lingering finish. Refreshing.

    Grade: Bronze Medal
  • Score: 94 Points

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

    (from a .41 ha parcel located at the bottom of the hill in Les Clos). The first and only wine to display any reduction and its enough to knock the nose down. The flavors however, while essentially quite similar to those of the regular cuve of Les Clos possess even more depth and power with perhaps the best balance, depth, length and overall sense of harmony in the range. A wow wine.

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Almost creamy in texture, with an essence of mineral underneath. Lemon, white peach, apple and stone flavors cascade like a mountain stream while the bracing acidity keeps this defined and persistent on the long finish.

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, July 31, 2009

    Bright yellow. Tight nose suggests fresh stone fruits, acacia flower and spice. Then rich, creamy and round, showing more of its texture and personality today than the more lemony and brisk regular Clos bottling. This is really remarkably tasty already but has the stuffing and balancing acidity for a leisurely evolution in bottle.

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadow's
    Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    (from a .41 ha parcel located at the bottom of the hill in Les Clos). The first and only wine to display any reduction and its enough to knock the nose down. The flavors however, while essentially quite similar to those of the regular cuve of Les Clos possess even more depth and power with perhaps the best balance, depth, length and overall sense of harmony of any of the Moreau 07s. The difference is subtle but its there. A wow wine.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    Bright green-tinged yellow. Highly complex nose melds peach, acacia flower, vanilla and white pepper. Creamy and ripe but firm, with vibrant yellow fruit flavors complicated by wet stone and sexy oak hints. A real mouthful of rocks! Offers superb volume, opulence and silky texture for the vintage. The rising finish stains the palate with wet stone minerality. A knockout in the making: this really transcends the vintage.

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