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.
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.
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.
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