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 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Round, with oak-inflected floral, apple and lemon tart flavors. Shows both freshness and a lacy texture. A mineral note emerges on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025."
Score: 94 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"There is just the lightest touch of toast in this full-bodied wine. The fruit, structured and dense, is forward and ripe at the same time. Spice and crisply fresh acidity give a lift to the concentration of the wine which finished with ripe apricot and vanilla flavors. Drink from 2019"
Score: 92 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
"The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudsir comes from 0.5 hectare and for the first time ever it is aged entirely in used barrel for 10 months before being transferred into tank for another eight months. I severely underscored this last year. It offers superb definition on the nose: citrus lemon, cold-granite scents, reserved but beautifully focused. The palate is clean and precise, hints of lime and orange zest on the entry, a slight chalkiness to the texture and segues into a lively saline finish that lingers long in the mouth. Wow what a lovely Vaudsir this has blossomed into! "
"A discreet application of wood sets off the ripe yellow orchard fruit, quinine and wet stone nuances. There is good minerality and plenty of punch to the unusually fine medium weight flavors that possess a really lovely mouth feel on the notably saline finish where the oak displayed by the nose resurfaces. Good stuff and worth a look."
"Mint, chamomile, honey, hazelnuts and dried fruits jump from the glass in the 2013 Chablis Vaudsir. Underlying veins of acidity give the Vaudsir its energy, tension and pure drive. This is one of the more reticent wines at Moreau this year, but it also offers plenty of promise. In 2013, the Vaudsir was fermented entirely in tank."
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