Terroir: Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of 1.25 acres of the Grand Cru Vaudesir. Vaudesir is located northwest of Les Clos and shares the same hillside terroir.
Vinification: Up to 40% of the final blend sees time in oak barrels. Typically just 10% of that is new oak, with the majority being two and three year old barrels.
"(from a .50 ha parcel of vines that were replanted in 1998). A subtle touch of wood frames notably ripe yellow and white peach plus floral aromas that lean toward the exotic with classy, pure, powerful and rich flavors that deliver remarkable concentration for such young vines. A classy, elegant, rich, long and balanced Vaudésir." 91 points -Allen Meadows, Burghound, Oct. 2008
Score: 93 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
Still young, this powerful wine has intense steely minerality to go with its almost stark green fruits. It has a great texture, edged with acidity, and a light toast character.
Score: 90 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
Tangerine, lemon, and coconut headline the Moreau 2007 Chablis Vaudesir, which presents a convincingly pure, refined palate impression that integrates fresh citrus; bitterness of fruit pits; and crushed stone into a texturally plush yet vivacious whole. Hints of caramel and lanolin that point to the barrel are also assimilated here, in no way detracting from the sense of pure fruit, invigorating energy, or sheer length. I would expect this to be worth following for at least 6-8 years.
This dramatically steep hillside vineyard in the heart of Chablis is also the source of some of the areas most dramatic wines. Chalky minerality offsets this Chardonnays curvaceous fruit profile of cantaloupe and candied lemon.
Score: 92 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Joshua Greene
This wine comes from a plot of 35-year-old vines on a slope facing southeast. It has a strong scent of saline minerals, pressed flowers and musky fruit, the flavors bringing Asian pear and bitter melon to mind. Whats impressive is how the acidity is tied into the fruit, forming a bond that will keep the wine fresh as it ages.
Pale gold, some lemon and honey notes. well-balanced, fairly full, long in the mouth and long to finish.
Score: 92 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows'
(from a .50 ha parcel of vines that were replanted in 1998). A subtle touch of brioche serves as a backdrop for the ripe, spicy and pure aromas of white peach, pear and lime that gives way to round, supple and intense big bodied flavors suffused with an almost aggressive minerality while finishing with an energetic and citrusy finale that delivers outstanding length. A striking and beautifully balanced effort for such young vines.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A superb balance introduces this graceful white, whose lemon, melon, chalk and floral aromas and flavors mesh seamlessly with the texture and firm structure.
Score: 91 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Pale, bright yellow. Citrus, stone and smoke on the nose, lifted by violet and ginger topnotes. Rich and refined, with lovely aromatic lift to the pure flavors of lemon, poached pear, crushed stone and minerals. At once tactile and silky, with sexy oak suggestions of vanilla and spice. Finishes with terrific breadth and verve, the lemon and crushed stone flavors repeating.
Score: 91 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadow's
(from a .50 ha parcel of vines that were replanted in 1998). A subtle touch of brioche serves as a backdrop for the ripe, spicy and pure aromas of white peach, pear and lime that gives way to round, supple and intense big bodied flavors suffused with an almost aggressive minerality while finishing with an energetic and citrusy finale that delivers outstanding length. A striking effort for such young vines.
Score: 87 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
"Medium yellow. Smoky, musky, peppery nose. Rounder and fatter than the Vaillons Guy Moreau but without quite that wine's intensity or structure. This is less complex and pungent, with its fatter texture conveying an impression of lower acidity. As was the case with the 2006 last spring, I find a slight dryness from the oak."
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