2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis
Allen Meadows - Burghound
There is enough reduction to suppress the underlying fruit though there is good vibrancy and freshness to the saline and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that terminate in a clean and dry but not really austere finish. This should be a lovely and altogether classic villages.
(bottled last June): Classic Chablis aromas of lemon, ginger and yeasty chicken broth. Sappy, concentrated village wine with lovely lemony acidity giving it a distinctly penetrating quality. An excellent village wine with excellent inner-mouth tension and complicating salinity.(ST)
Precision and harmony define this white, with apple, lemon and mineral flavors, defined by the vibrant acidity. Just a hint of green plum shows on the lingering finish.
Gentle, easygoing and classic, with austere citrus fruit but a rounded, dairy note on the finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chablis Villages has a crisp, chalky bouquet which feels a little "punchier" than the previous vintage. The palate is well balanced with quite piercing acidity, racy and linear with a slightly austere, slightly spiced, classic Chablis finish. It would serve as a perfect, affordable introduction to the delights of the region. (NM)
Christian Moreau can trace its beginning in Chablis back to 1814, but it was not until 2002 that the domaine was able to bottle wines from their extensive estate holdings under the Christian Moreau Père et Fils name. The only wine not made from 100% domaine-owned vineyard fruit is the 2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis. Intensely floral, with salty/chalky aromas. The palate is bright and focused, with fresh lime and crushed stone flavors that blend nicely with the racy acidity and bright melon notes. (Alex Pross, K&L)