Terroir: The tiny plot of Grand Cru Valmur sits snuggly between Vaudésir to the north and Les Clos to the south. Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of 3 acres of this famed terroir. The plot is densely planted (7000 vines per hectare) with vines averaging 50 years old.
Vinification: Up to 50% of the blend spends some time in oak, of which 90% are 2-3 year old barrels. Just 10% is new.
"The slopes, like those of all the Grands Crus vines, are located on the right bank of the Serein River. This terroir form a valley between Les Clos and Vaudésir. Our parcels are located in two exposures, one in the north-west exposure, and one in the south-east exposure." -Fabien Moreau
Score: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"This Valmur is broad, soft, rich, with less mineral character than some Grand Crus. What is does offer is open, accessiblewhite fruits, melon, warm toast and a very fine acidity."
Score: 92 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
"Iris and musky peony along with white peach and grapefruit inform the seductive nose of Moreaus 2008 Chablis Valmur, which offers a winning combination of richness and textural plushness with refreshment and levity, as well as a strong, chalky undertone that emerges especially in the wines long finish. High-toned, metaphorically cooling and soothing herbal impressions add to the allure of wafting inner-mouth floral perfume, while hints of huckleberry and juniper add piquant stimulation. This will reward close to, if not more than, a decades consideration."
"Fresh ripe, gently honeyed nose; full and firm, bone dry, quite complex and mineral, and with good length."
Score: 92 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of yellow peach, mirabelle, hazelnut and gingerbread. Tactile and concentrated, with excellent energy to the bright lemon, spice and toast flavors. There's a suggestion of opulence here but also an element of austerity. Finishes very long, dry and laid-back, with a light saline component and a lingering spice quality. I'd give this wine a good five years in the cellar; it's the highest in acidity of these 2008s at 5.1 grams.
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Intense and tightly wound, offering concentrated lemon, apple, spice and chalk aromas and flavors. This keeps building on the palate, changing as it finishes with a flourish of mineral. Very dry and savory. Best from 2013 through 2028. 300 cases made."
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