Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2007

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

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.

Additional Information

"The slopes, like those of all the Grands Crus vines, are located on the right bank of the Serein River, in the south exposure. The soil is made of kimmeridgien marl-calcium carbonate (upper Jurassic), and is very rocky with white, dense clays." --Fabien Moreau

Recent Press

  • Wine Image JancisRobinson.com Author: Julia Harding MW
    Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    "Very creamy nose, almost buttery. Nutty citrus. Very crisp, tense and great concentration in a linear yet powerful style and then greater richness and length. Great tension and well structured, some tannin."

    Grade: (Archive)
  • Score: 94 Points

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

    A wine in two parts. It opens soft, with attractive green and white fruits. Then, a tight, steely grip shows through, offering aging as well as a taut mineral character.

  • Score: 92 Points

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

    The Moreau 2007 Chablis Les Clos mingles fresh white peach, rhubarb, orange zest, and vanilla in the nose, and comes to the palate with a corresponding sense of invigoration, refreshment and tart, pungent chew, even as one registers a distinct sense of underlying chalk and stone. Les Clos is not about richness (except of extract) this year, and Moreaus dense Clos underscores that point. Id give this several years in the bottle, and would not anticipate it fading inside of a decade.

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Joshua Greene
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

    From 60-year-old vines on Kimmeridgian limestone, this wines creamy texture carries mild spice, beeswax and peach-skin flavors along with an incipent minerality that lasts. It has the clean lines of a tight, young Chablis, and freshness, like the springtime scent of narcissus. This should be beautiful at ten years of age.

  • Score: 93 Points

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

    (from a huge 3 ha parcel). This is perhaps the most aromatically elegant wine in the range today with its airy, pure and layered nose of white flower, lemon peel, hint of wood spice, white peach and oyster shell nuances that seem even stronger on the impressively scaled broad-shouldered flavors that possess a beguiling texture as well as an almost painfully intense, palate staining finish that is bone dry. In a word, gorgeous.

  • Score: 93 Points

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

    Pale, bright yellow. Knockout nose projects lemon oil, crushed stone, spices and minerals. As creamy as this is in the mouth, it's most notable for its sheer energy and verve, with lemon and crushed stone flavors that pulsate in the middle palate and on the very long aftertaste. A classic vintage for this wine. Christian Moreau reminded me that the family's major parcel of Clos goes from the bottom to the top of this grand cru. Fabien does three different vinifications before blending the lots at the end. Part of this cuvee went back into barrels for five months following the racking after the malolactic fermentation.

  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Other
    Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009

    Harvested three times, this is one of the most complex offerings ever from Moreau, made with incredible attention to detail. With masses of energy and a delicious, raw acid lick on the finish, it has a great future ahead.

    Grade: Decanter Award - Outstanding
  • Score: 92 Points

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

    (from a huge 3 ha parcel). This is perhaps the most aromatically elegant wine in the range today with its airy, pure and layered nose of white flower, lemon peel, hint of wood spice, white peach and oyster shell nuances that seem even stronger on the impressively scaled broad-shouldered flavors that possess a beguiling texture as well as an almost painfully intense, palate staining finish that is bone dry. In a word, gorgeous.

  • Score: 90 Points

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

    Reticent, cool nose offers lemon, crushed stone, spearmint, spices and menthol; slightly reductive today. Then broad and surprisingly open-knit in the mouth, with a wonderfully fine-grained texture and an enticing sweetness that carries through to the end. Very elegantly styled wine; more harmonious today than the Valmur but not more intense or long.

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