White Wines    Chardonnay    Chablis    France - Other regions   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos 2009
Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos 2009
(search item no. 112029)
collectible wine
green wine

Burghound.com rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $72.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A sizable 40% of the final blend is aged in oak cask, although only a small percentage is new barrels. The oak contact is unobtrusive and is a testament to the sheer power of this Grand Cru.

100% Chardonnay

My Notes:

About Christian Moreau:

Christian Moreau, one of the leading figures in Chablis, is producing the wines he loves under his own name. Free of any personal involvement with the negociant company that his family founded and sold, with his son Fabien they founded Domaine Christian Moreau Pére et Fils in 2001 and set up their winemaking operation in the very heart of the Chablis country, at the foot of its famous Grands Cru vineyards.

The Domaine holdings are located in the best oriented parcels, and bottlings include Grand Crus Les Clos, Valmur, Vaudésir, Blanchot, and Les Clos des Hospices (a Monopole from the Moreau family), Premier Cru Vaillon, as well as Chablis AC, and some Petit Chablis. Every parcel is harvested by hand to bring out the very best from each vineyard. The Moreau's winemaking philosophy is non-interventionist at its core, entailing biodynamic practices aimed toward creating low-yield, high-quality harvests. Additionally, grapes for every wine from the Chablis AC to the Les Clos Grand Cru are hand-picked.

Fabien Moreau became the winemaker with the 2002 vintage, and is already producing remarkable results. With previous experience in New Zealand, Fabien is a visionary young winemaker who is a sincere adherent to the tenants of terroir. As such, the wines of Christian Moreau Pere et Fils are remarkable for their authenticity, distinctiveness, and exquisite quality.