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.
Score: 94 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
Moreau owns three acres of this, the smallest, grand cru vineyard. Delicate toast flavors beautifully enhance the great fruitiness of the wine. Bright apple, apricot and quince flavors are laced with a tight texture, toast and final acidity. Leave this wine to mature and drink from 2021.
Moderate wood stops short of fighting with the ripe aromas of white peach, melon, algae and citrus rind whiffs. The slightly richer and more imposingly-scaled big-bodied flavors brim with dry extract that confers a sappy texture to the more powerful if slightly less mineral-driven finale.
The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur has an attractive bouquet with scents of dried pineapple, quince and a touch of melted candle waxquite pithy in style. The palate is well balanced with a crisp entry and a fine line of acidity cutting through the lightly honeyed fruit, leading to an attractive, precise finish that lingers long in the mouth. Excellent.
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