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.
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"This is rich and vibrant, displaying lemon, green apple chamomile and herb notes. The acidity drives the flavors, keeping them persistent through the lingering aftertaste of citrus, mineral and spice."
Score: 93 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"A discreetly exotic nose offers up hints of sea breeze, iodine and a mix of white and yellow orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in a background touch of oak. There is solid richness to the full-bodied and relatively dense middle weight flavors that exude a fine minerality on the mouth coating finish. As Vaudsir typically goes, this is really quite fine with impeccably good balance. I quite like this."
Score: 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
"First and foremost a wine of textural finesse and elegance, the 2010 Chablis Vaudesir is utterly impeccable from the very first taste. Nothing in particular stands out, as all the elements are beautifully balanced. Smoke, licorice, apricots and spices wrap around a generous finish supported by clean veins of minerality. For the Vaudesir, Moreau aged 60% of the wine in oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012."
"Toasty oak nose. Weighty palate with minerality. Potential to age."
"A notably ripe and openly exotic nose offer up hints of sea breeze, iodine and a mix of white and yellow orchard fruit aromas. There is solid richness to the full-bodied and relatively dense middle weight flavors that exude a fine minerality on the mouth coating finish. As is the case with the 2009, this does not seem as though it is the issue of such young vines."
"The 2010 Chablis Vaudesir is one of the brighter, more mineral-driven wines in the lineup. It possesses gorgeous energy and vibrancy in its bright citrus peel, white flowers and crushed rocks, all of which come together in a pointed style that is quite typical of the year. A pure, crystalline finish rounds things out beautifully. Here the 40% oak is barely perceptible. Moreaus holdings are in the southeast facing part of the vineyard. This is a hugely promising wine from Moreau. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
"Bright lemon-yellow. Aromas of pineapple, vanilla and smoky, flinty minerality. Rich and sweet on entry, then rather delicate in the middle, with nicely integrated acidity framing the fruity flavors of apricot, peach and spices. Not a powerful wine, but alreadys shows an enticing young-vines sweetness of fruit."
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