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.
The 2009 Vaudesir is an intense and purely flavored Chablis. Mineral notes combine with bright fruit, saline and an ever-so-slight touch of oak.
"Dense, concentrated aromas and a full luscious palate. Could almost be Puligny. Buttery and delicious!"
Score: 89 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
"Bright yellow with a gold tinge. White flowers, peach and lemon drop on the nose. Firmly built but less generous than the other 2009s here. There's a hint of dusty stone but not the obvious minerality of the other grand crus, but then these vines are just ten years old. Finishes with a spicy quality. Half of this wine was aged in barriques, none of which were new. This should offer early appeal."
"Intense but delicately herbal citrus. Dusty wet stones. Then surprisingly rich on the palate. Broader than the Vaillons above, riper. Very long."
Score: 92 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"A ripe nose features notes of smoke, sea breeze, mineral reduction and white peach that introduces rich, full and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess plenty of volume on the tangy and racy finish that will probably round out relatively quickly."
"Good bright yellow. A note of smoky reduction on the nose, which offers scents of fresh apricot, anise and ginger. A fat, sweet fruit bomb, offering a wave of apricot and peach flavors. This, too, is tactile and lush, but is not yet showing the sappiness of more minerally vintages."
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