Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 'Clos des Hospice' 2014

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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Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Fabien Moreau
  • Sustainability: Certified Organic
  • Soil: Kimmeridgien marl-calcium carbonate
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  • Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Apple and stone flavors give off a cool reserve in this minerally white. Rich and creamy, with the lively acidity boosting the intensity and driving the long aftertaste of lemon and stone. Best from 2018 through 2029.

  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2016

    Much more closed than the classic Chablis (as well as the 2015 Clos des Hospices) but smells deeper and richer. Fleshy and rather powerful on the palate, with citrus and stone fruit flavors intensified by soil-driven minerality. The extremely long, resounding finish shows a slightly tannic quality. This wine may take even longer to mature than the classic Clos. (The Moreaus also poured me a taste of their 2003 Clos des Hospices from magnum, an utterly distinctive wine with white truffle and olive tapenade aromas and flavors and a remarkable freshness for a hot-vintage wine bottled with just 2.8 grams of acidity. "The wines' tannins protected the 2003s against oxidation," noted Fabien Moreau.)

    Grade: 94+ Points
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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    Grade: Silver Medal
  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Decanter Author: Stephen Brook
    Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

    "Floral and yellow plum notes with a chiselled yet powerful texture and a long citrus finish. From grapes grown on a deeper soil, always giving a grand cru of great intensity. Illustrates superbly the quality of the vintage."

  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, February 1, 2016

    "Bright medium yellow. More powerful but less expressive on the nose today than the "regular" Clos, with nectarine and peach flavors lifted by gingery high tones. Then riper and fatter on the palate but backward, with the nectarine fruit showing superb intensity but less mineral character than the Clos. These vines are planted on deeper soil lower down on the hillside, which explains this wine's fuller body. Firmly structured wine with a phenolic, almost tannic impression on the back end."

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Monday, February 1, 2016

    "A subtle application of wood serves as a backdrop to the riper white orchard fruit aromas that also display plenty of classic Chablis elements. As is almost always the case there is more size, weight and mid-palate concentration thanks to the copious amount of dry extract that adds a sappy texture to the intensely saline and mineral-driven finale. This possesses better depth than the regular cuve and should amply reward up to a decade of cellaring."

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

    "A subtle application of wood serves as a backdrop to the riper white orchard fruit aromas that also display plenty of classic Chablis elements. As is almost always the case there is more size, weight and mid-palate concentration thanks to the copious amount of dry extract that adds a sappy texture to the intensely saline and mineral-driven finale. This possesses better depth than the regular cuve and should amply reward up to a decade of cellaring."

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015

    "The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos "Clos des Hospices" is more open and expressive on the nose compared to the regular "Les Clos." Freshly squeezed lime, touches of smoke and granite come forth. The palate is well balanced, poised and with good weight, although I'll have to wait and see whether it will actually be better than the 2013. I'll give it a plus mark as a sign of my optimistic nature. "

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015

    "Bright medium yellow. More powerful but less expressive on the nose today than the "regular" Clos, with nectarine and peach flavors lifted by gingery high tones. Then riper and fatter on the palate but backward, with the nectarine fruit showing superb intensity but less mineral character than the Clos. These vines are planted on deeper soil lower down on the hillside, which explains this wine's fuller body. Firmly structured wine with a phenolic, almost tannic impression on the back end."

    Grade: 92-94 Points

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