Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2008

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

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.

Additional Information

"The slopes, like those of all the Grands Crus vines, are located on the right bank of the Serein River. Our parcel is situated in the south-east exposure of the Vaudésir. Density plantation: 7000 vines/ha. Average age of the vines: 10 years." -Fabien Moreau

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

    "A lovely wine that sings crisp Chardonnay, with the added complexity of a taut mineral character and richness from its ripe pear and melon flavors. It will age, its tight acidityneeding 23 years to soften out."

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010

    "Grapefruit and pineapple supply a luscious fundament to the Moreau 2008 Chablis Vaudesir, but this is also a seductively creamy as well as palpably dense cru, less intricate, refined, or elegant than the corresponding Blanchots, and with a toasty note from barrel running all the way through. Hints of chalk and cherry pit introduce a faint note of austerity to the finish. This wine from relatively young vines may well need more time than most of the wines in its collection to harmonize and find its voice. Id want to revisit it before speculating about age-worthiness beyond a suggestion that it certainly would merit a half dozen years of attention.'

  • Wine Image Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 (Decanter.com Author: Michael Schuster
    Date: Friday, October 1, 2010

    "Lightly oaky nose; pleasing Chablis."

    Grade: Bronze Medal
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Pale, bright yellow. Lemon peel, peach, oyster shell and some spicy, toasty oak notes on the nose (this spent seven months in 45% barriques Round, suave and spicy in the mouth; builds slowly and maintains a very light touch, but there's plenty of concentration here in a rather feminine style. Just a touch of nutty oak on the back. Christian Moreau reminded me that acidity levels in the bottled 2008s are in the very healthy 4.8 to 5.1 grams-per-liter range, whereas the 2009s are roughly a gram lower.

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Supple and polished, yet theres no shortage of power. Lemon parfait, apple and butterscotch notes are underlined by a persistent mineral element that should emerge over time in the bottle. Terrific length.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

    (From a .50 ha parcel of vines that were replanted in 1998). A less elegant but more expressive nose features notes of mineral reduction, iodine and oyster shell that are also reflected in varying degrees by the very rich and full-bodied flavors that are less complex but possess the same length on the driving and balanced finish.

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