2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis-Les Clos Grand Cru
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This could not be mistaken for anything other than Chablis as there is plenty of typicity to the white fruit and floral scented nose. There is also excellent size, weight, power and richness to the middle weight plus flavors that exude ample minerality on the overtly saline and hugely long finish. This is flat out terrific and is a classic expression of the vineyard.
Floral and yellow plum notes with a chiselled yet powerful texture and a long citrus finish. From grapes grown on a deeper soil, always giving a grand cru of great intensity. Illustrates superbly the quality of the vintage.
*Cellar Selection* Widely regarded as the most majestic of the Chablis Grand Crus, Les Clos has produced a properly impressive and richly dense wine. It has the crispness of the vintage, tight minerality and ripe fruit flavors that contrast apricot and citrus. This is a serious, structured wine ready for aging. Drink from 2022. (RV)
*Highly Recommended* This white combines freshness and depth with a supple, almost creamy texture. Lemon-lime, Granny Smith apple, tart green plum and oyster shell flavors converge as this dovetails on the long, chalky finish. Accents of fresh herbs and flowers linger. Best from 2018 through 2028. (BS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos is very impressive from the word go: crisp limestone scents, apple blossom and just a touch of smoke. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine definition, very focused and complete with a hint of bitter lemon lending tension. What really marks this out is the outstanding salinity on the finish...you feel as if you have just licked a rock. Maybe I have? This is an outstanding Les Clos from Fabien Moreau. (NM)
Smoky silex and wet stone aromas are complicated by piquant citrus high notes and a subtle yeasty element. Large-scaled, intense and structured, showing a distinctly crisp character for its richness thanks to penetrating lemony acidity. The Moreaus' organic viticulture makes for relatively low pHs (3.2 in this 2014) but the acidity here is only 4.0 grams. Still, this vibrant, complete Chablis is built for the long haul. 94+ (ST)