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2017 Domaine Christian Moreau "Les Clos" Chablis Grand Cru

SKU #1443819 97 points Decanter

Outer quote mark *Platinum Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2019* 100% Chardonnay Tasting notes: Pale gold in colour, this commanding Chablis Grand Cru from the great site of Les Clos is everything Chablis-lovers could want. The site is so good, indeed, that its wines often take some time to evolve both aromatically and on the palate, but the supple, summer-meadow warmth of the aromas of this wine and its width and amplitude in the mouth suggest it has already set out satisfyingly down the evolutionary track. The balance with the wine's inherently stony tension, though, is impressively achieved, too: a complete yet approachable Les Clos. Drink 2019-2028 Inner quote mark (8/2018)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The white peaches and nectarines are underpinned by lemons and yellow grapefruit on the nose. The palate has a very rich and attractive feel with a fleshy and layered ascent to the long, full and fluid finish. The fruit holds and holds. The minerals come eventually. This is exceptional. Try from 2025. Inner quote mark (8/2019)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is a gorgeous, sophisticated wine. Exotic white flowers, mint, citrus and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that lift from the glass in a vivid, striking Chablis that speaks to finesse more than anything else. The intensity of the flavors is just remarkable, and yet the wine is light on its feet, gracious and incredibly inviting. The brisk, refreshing finish is sublime. (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Even with the advantage of frost protection, Moreau only achieved yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare with his 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, but it was enough to mature half of the cuvée in tank and half in barrel. The wine unwinds slowly in the glass with aromas of wheat toast, beeswax, green apple, ripe citrus fruits and almond paste, followed by a full-bodied, satiny and racy palate that's quite taut and fine-boned, with a penetrating, chalky finish. (WK) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A suave style, combining peach, apple, lemon and oak spice notes with a velvety texture and vibrant structure. Comes together nicely on the lingering aftertaste. Should be even better in a year or two. Best from 2020 through 2028. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Once again the presence of moderate wood influence does not suppress the expressiveness of the mildly exotic white orchard fruit and oyster shell aromas. The delicious and succulent medium plus weight flavors possess ample amounts of minerality and sappy dry extract that buffers the lemon-tinged acid spine shaping the powerful, complex and impressively persistent finale. This too is very promising. Inner quote mark (10/2018)

K&L Notes

91-95 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "A sample taken from one tank. It is lean and tight, white fruit, some gas still, medium plus intensity but all the class. Little touch of reduction, excellent length. Too early to judge. Tasted: May 2018."


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