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: 91 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
Musky perfume of peony joins white peach and rhubarb on the surprisingly (for its vintage) pungently scented and tartly fruited Moreau 2011 Chablis Vaudesir. A slick of lanolin and vanilla from barrel along with one of glycerol complement the underlying tartness and vivacity on a substantial palate, leading to a tangy, invigorating and chalk-lined finish.
Score: 92 PointsVinous Author: Antonio Galloni
Freshly cut flowers, lemon tart, orange peel and crushed rocks jump from the glass in the 2011 Chablis Vaudesir. Here it is the wine's energy and tension that stand out most. Pointed, crystalline and energetic, the Vaudesir is one of the most vibrant wines in the range.
Score: 91 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Pale yellow. Fruit-driven aromas of peach, pineapple and mandarin orange, complicated by a touch of flowers; reminded me of a Cote de Beaune wine. Boasts lovely depth of fruit for the vintage, then finishes brisk and long, with a hint of tannic bitterness that perks up the taste buds.
"A discreet application of wood sets off ripe, fresh and beautifully complex if reticent aromas of rose petal, orange peel and sea breeze. There is fine richness to the relatively dense flavors that possess a beguiling texture, all wrapped in an equally complex, well-balanced and mildly austere finish. This is really quite impressive for such young vines."
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