Terroir: Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of 7.5 acres of this most famous of the Grand Crus of Chablis, more than any other producer in the region. Their primary parcel sits on the high portion of the hillside with a direct southeast exposure. With the steep grade, drainage of the kimmeridgien soils is quick leading to low yields of the densely planted vines.
Vinification: A sizable 40% of the final blend is aged in oak cask, although only a small percentage is new barrels. The oak contact is unobtrusive and is a testament to the sheer power of this Grand Cru.
"Pale yellow. Perfumed, refined aromas of citrus peel, powdered stone and violet; very high-pitched. Vibrant and precise in the mouth, with terrific energy to the flavors of citrus zest, grapefruit, underripe pineapple, flowers and powdered stone. Best of all on the tactile, palate-dusting finish, which boasts a bracing, refreshing bitter edge and outstanding subtle persistence. Forty percent of this cuvee is aging in barriques but the wood element is all but invisible." 93-95 points -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Jul.-Aug. 2007
Score: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
A very sensuous wine, showing its ripe fruit paces, it richness, just with a hint of wood, and its dense texture. The wine has spice, green plums, a citrus twist. It also has depth of flavor. Worth aging, but drinkable now.
Score: 93 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Joshua Greene
The power of this wine hides any details for now, potent with alcohol, acidity and a green fruit character that remains constricted even with a day of air. The generosity of the texture and the length of the flavor both intimate the wines future complexity.>
Attractive ripe, mineral fruit. Good depth, very attractive. Very good mid-palate depth. Quite oaky but complex. Very good.
Score: 89 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schlidknecht
The Moreau 2006 Chablis Les Clos offers a very different personality from the corresponding Valmur, with more obvious stony sense of minerality, a firmer texture, and a finer grain. Hints of white pepper and chalk dust suffuse the palate, along with restrained inner-mouth floral perfume and subtly tart pit fruits, and lead to a finish of impressive concentration
Subdued; some honey and mineral. Citrus, lemon and mineral on palate. Concentrated yet taut. Acidity could be livelier.
Score: 94 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
Pale yellow. Underripe pineapple, wet stone and violet on the discreet, very pure nose. Wonderfully sweet yet penetrating, with a strong, almost metallic minerality and a repeating violet element leavening the impression of sucrosite Very pure, subtle, gripping wine, finishing long and aromatic. This should display its inherent complexity as it evolves over the next decade. Superb.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Rich and generous for its honey, apple and hints of pineapple, citrus and mineral flavors. It has power, but stays balanced and needs time to integrate. Nice long finish. Best from 2009 through 2018.
Score: 94 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
(from a huge 3 ha parcel). Here there is a bit more evident wood that sets off exotic fruit, airy white flower and the classic citrus aromas where the latter component can also be found on the rich, full and very fresh and Burghound.com 51 October 2007 vibrant flavors that both stain and coat the palate on the intensely mineral finish. A striking effort with excellent potential to improve out to a decade.
Score: 93 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Pale yellow. Perfumed, refined aromas of citrus peel, powdered stone and violet; very high-pitched. Vibrant and precise in the mouth, with terrific energy to the flavors of citrus zest, grapefruit, underripe pineapple, flowers and powdered stone. Best of all on the tactile, palate-dusting finish, which boasts a bracing, refreshing bitter edge and outstanding subtle persistence. Forty percent of this cuvee is aging in barriques but the wood element is all but invisible.
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