2008 Christian Moreau & Fils Chablis Les Clos
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • BH 93

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, June 2010
#59 on 2010 Top 100; Aromas of citrus blossom and chalk dust lead into lemon vanilla peach and mineral in this elegant yet powerful white. Really expressive of place this evolves across the palate cascading into a long... #59 on 2010 Top 100; Aromas of citrus blossom and chalk dust lead into lemon vanilla peach and mineral in this elegant yet powerful white. Really expressive of place this evolves across the palate cascading into a long aftertaste of citrus and mineral. There's a fine seashore intensity. Best from 2013 through 2030. 400 cases made.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
A combination of fresh lemon fusil crushed chalk and white truffle in the nose of the Moreau 2008 Chablis Les Clos puts me in mind a bit of 1996 with musky narcissus and peony adding seductive intrigue. But there is a... A combination of fresh lemon fusil crushed chalk and white truffle in the nose of the Moreau 2008 Chablis Les Clos puts me in mind a bit of 1996 with musky narcissus and peony adding seductive intrigue. But there is a silken texture and a succulent generosity of white peach to accompany the bright lemon and grapefruit that would not have been present in many 1996s. Indeed this is munificent by the standards of its site vintage and compared with previous wines I have tasted from the Moreau domaine. But beyond all the animal floral and sweetly-fruited depth present (at under 13% alcohol it should be noted) there is all the cut and clarity and all the saturation of chalk salt and iodine that one could wish for under the rubric of "minerality." Peach kernel and citrus rind add piquancy to an expansive and sustained finish. This will be worth following for at least ten or a dozen years; and here's hoping it will still stand erect when the roll is called two decades from now. A small portion of the wine - which I did not taste - had been bottled only a few weeks before my visit but the majority including the bottle I sampled had been bottled along with the rest of the Moreau 2008 crus in September. -David Schildknecht
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2010
($80) Pale yellow-gold. Reticent pure aromas of lime peel lemon almond flower and minerals. Deceptively open in the way of Les Clos owing to its sheer suavity fine-grained texture and balance hinting at citrus oil. Deep... ($80) Pale yellow-gold. Reticent pure aromas of lime peel lemon almond flower and minerals. Deceptively open in the way of Les Clos owing to its sheer suavity fine-grained texture and balance hinting at citrus oil. Deep and broad yet almost magically weightless ("this could make a good aperitif right now" notes Christian Moreau) finishing with excellent length and class. As with the Vaillon Guy Moreau this wine's creamy quality is amplified by the fact that it finished with about two grams per liter of residual sugar.
BH 93
Burghound, October 2010
Here the nose is also distinctly cool and admirably pure with notes of fresh acacia blossom mildly exotic yellow fruit and crushed stone notes that complement the equally mineral-suffused middle weight flavors that... Here the nose is also distinctly cool and admirably pure with notes of fresh acacia blossom mildly exotic yellow fruit and crushed stone notes that complement the equally mineral-suffused middle weight flavors that possess superb intensity and stunning length where the finish really coats the palate with dry extract. Terrific.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Vintage 2008