2013 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis-Les Clos Grand Cru (Previously $80)
This wine has a rich, fat, almost buttery character. Certainly the acidity is there, although it has a warm, summer feel. The structure typical of Les Clos is all there as well, giving concentration and density. At the end spice goes with the extreme freshness of the citrus aftertaste. Drink from 2020.
Moreau's 2013 Chablis Les Clos is rich, ample and beautifully resonant in the glass. White and yellow stone fruits, flowers, mint and spices all start to become expressive with air. At the moment, the Clos is a bit shy, especially on the mid-palate, where it is less generous than is often the case, most likely the result of the challenging growing season. (AG)
Like the Valmur there is plenty of smoky mineral reduction present on the fresh pear, green apple and white flower aromas. There is impressive concentration and power to the broad-shouldered medium weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the intensely saline, lemony, balanced and solidly persistent finish. This is really quite good and should drink well young but deliver more depth with medium-term cellaring.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos, which comes from three hectares spanning almost from top to bottom of the slopes, was showing a slight reduction on the nose, which made it difficult to prize open (perhaps a hangover from last year when I was unable to really judge the wine?) The palate is also just a little reduced, but there is good weight in the mouth, fine acidity with a pleasant, austere, lime-tinged finish that will take 4 or 5 years to open. I am sure than the Valmur will drink sooner, but this Les Clos is worth finding space for in your cellar. 92+ (NM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium yellow. Reticent aromas of underripe pineapple, white nectarine, crushed herbs and white pepper. Very ripe, supple and fine-grained, with the fruit and spice flavors conveying an impression of finesse. The 2013 grand crus were bottled this January, except for the Blanchots, which was bottled in September of '14 owing to the small size of the cuvée. (ST)