Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015

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



Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Fabien Moreau
  • Sustainability: Certified Organic
  • Soil: Kimmeridgien marl-calcium carbonate
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  • Avg Vine Age: 10+ years
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-42395 5
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Bright light-medium yellow. Aromas of lemon drop, white pepper, wild herbs and sweet oak. Quite concentrated and focused, with lovely citrusy acidity giving the palate a high pitch. Less exotic than most 2015s and not at all a powerhouse; in fact, this is a rather classic Vaudsir of finesse, and is far better in bottle than it was from tank a year ago. Much easier to drink now than the Valmur but not as minerally or brisk as that wine despite possessing a faint acid streak. This fruit was harvested on the Sunday morning following the hailstorm (a full five days later), which Christian Moreau described as "not much earlier than we had originally anticipated." Incidentally, these vines suffer from court-nou (fanleaf virus), a degenerative vine disease that reduces vigor, even though they were only planted in 1998. According to Christian Moreau, "we replanted the vines too soon after our contract with Boisset ended. The vines look like bonsai trees."

    Grade: 91+ points
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Young vines give this wine a bright, fruity character, while wood aging brings out complexity and ripe yellow and citrus fruits. It's juicy and lively, with just the right minerality and tight texture to allow it to age. Drink from 2021.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Vanilla and lanolin notes frame peach, lemon cake and apple flavors, bolstered by fresh acidity. Long, leaving a lemony impression on the finish. Drink now through 2023

  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

    This 12.5 ha domaine is directed by Christian Moreau and his son Fabien, who describe the 2015 vintage as "one that is marked by the super-hot and dry summer. June, July and August were all very warm and while there was a bit of rain in August, June and July had almost none. Then the evening of the 31st of August brought hail but also an incredible 85 mm of rain which according to the weather service is a record for one day! The hail only lasted for 5 minutes but the stones were the size of cherries and thus they did a lot of damage in our vineyards of Les Clos and Blanchot. We also suffered a huge amount of erosion that created a lot of havoc as well. We began picking on the 3rd of September and bought in ripe fruit with potential alcohols of between 12.3 and 13.3% with post-malo pHs of around 3.25. Quantities were of course variable and in the hailed vineyards we lost around 40% relative to a normal crop. As to the wines, 2015 produced notably ripe and rich Chablis and even though the total acidities aren't especially high, the good pHs help maintain good balance."
    Moderate oak influence frames the ripe yet cool and vaguely exotic aromas that offer discreet Chablis typicity. The mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is even finer than that of the Blanchot, indeed it's even lilting and this sense of refinement continues onto the classy, focused and lingering finish. If this can add more depth it should merit the upper end of my predicted range.

    Grade: 90-92 Points
  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2016

    The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir is completely matured in barrel. For me, this has a more convincing bouquet than the Blanchots with some gorgeous yellow flower, orange blossom and almost sweet marzipan like aromas. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, detailed and precise, the mineralit coming through towards the harmonious and pleasing finish. This represents a sterling follow-up to the fantastic 2014 Vaudsir.

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2016

    The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir is completely matured in barrel. For me, this has a more convincing bouquet than the Blanchots with some gorgeous yellow flower, orange blossom and almost sweet marzipan like aromas. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, detailed and precise, the mineralit coming through towards the harmonious and pleasing finish. This represents a sterling follow-up to the fantastic 2014 Vaudsir.

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, July 1, 2016

    (this site was harvested on September 10 at 12.9% potential alcohol; the wine started in barrels and was racked into tank at the beginning of May): Ripe peach and spices on the nose. Fat, ripe and fruity, showing a thicker texture and more power than the Blanchots but not quite the clarity of that wine. A note of lichee and some faint alcoholic warmth give the wine a slight youthful harshness. This rather linear grand cru will need patience.

    Grade: 89-91 Points

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