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Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2010

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Summary

Terroir: The Grand Cru Blanchot is located on the left bank of the Serein river adjacent to Grand Cru Les Clos and has an optimal south/ southeast exposure. Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils plot is located mid-hillside with will drained soils of Kimmeridgien limestone that is rich in small oyster fossils typical of the region. This soil helps to create wines of distinctive mineral complexity.

Vinification: The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest. A small portion of Grand Cru Blanchot is aged in oak cask while the majority of the blend is aged in stainless steel.

Vintage Notes

Varietal: Chardonnay: 100%

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

    "A mix of herb, honey, apple and lemon flavors highlights this rich and powerful Chablis, which is balanced on the soft side, with a spicy aftertaste."

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012

    "There is a hint of vanilla and generous but not dominant wood on the intensely floral nose of primarily white peach and pear suffused aromas. The impressively rich and round medium-bodied flavors display good underlying tension and purity that brim with dry extract on the mouth coating, complex and impressively long finish. This notably dry effort is beautifully well-balanced and should age well."

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2012

    "The 2010 Chablis Blanchot is the richest of these 2010s from Moreau. The tiny production of 1.5 barrels necessitates full vinification in oak, which marks the wine to a considerable degree. Hints of mango, pineapple, lychee and French oak flesh out on the generous, opulent finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012."

  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    "Vestiges of fermentation and lactic aromas render the nose quite difficult to fairly evaluate though there is good underlying tension and purity to the exceptionally rich and full-bodied flavors that brim with dry extract on the mouth coating, complex and impressively long finish."

    Grade: 91-94 points
  • Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, July 15, 2011

    "just two barrels made, both of them three years old): Full yellow. Ripe but subdued aromas of wet stone, vanilla and honey. Quite supple in the middle, with flavors of sweet peach and nutty oak. The wood element builds on the back end, giving the finish a slight dry edge. I don't find quite the iodiney minerality or extract of the excellent 2008 version. Moreau notes that some of the estate's grand crus may be kept in tank until early 2012, so this wine may yet harmonize its oak element."

    Grade: 89-91 Points

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