Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016

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

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Fabien Moreau
  • Sustainability: Certified Organic
  • Soil: Kimmeridgien marl-calcium carbonate
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  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-42367 2
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

    This is a rich wine, even from the normally austere Les Clos vineyard. Minerality is here, but it is surrounded by sumptuous ripe white fruits that have intense youthful acidity. It is a great wine that needs to age further, so drink from 2021.

    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Score: 97 Points

    Wine Image Decanter Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

    Benchmark Grand Cru Chablis, with haunting aromas of kelp and seashore. Very fine and poised on the palate, with delicate oak, finely toasty notes, and a long, dry, chalky and mineral finish.

    Grade: Chablis Grand Cru Trophy, White Burgundy Trophy, French White Trophy, International Chardonnay Troph
  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Once again moderate wood stops just short of overshadowing the pretty and well-layered aromas of rose petal, petrol, mineral reduction and white peach. The sleek and beautifully refined medium weight plus flavors exhibit more minerality and almost as much power that really comes up on the balanced, focused and strikingly long finish. This is a really impressive 2016.

    Grade: 91-94 Points
  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos has a complex, quite charming bouquet with peach skin and nectarine notes, orange pith and a touch of smoke. I admire the delineation and focus of this les Clos. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, crisp and poised with a touch of spice on the linear, quite stern finish. It will require three or four years in bottle at least. Very fine.

    Grade: 91-93 Points

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