Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons 2017
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93-91 points, “This just revives the senses and there is wonderful salinity on the aftertaste. Superb.” – Neal Martin, Vinous
91 points, “The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon is showing well, unwinding in the glass with a pretty bouquet of fresh peach, citrus blossom, blanched almonds, smoke and fresh pastry.” – William Kelley, Wine Advocate
An exceptional Premier Cru from organic-certified vines that are fast approaching 60 years old. Those vines have dug themselves deep into soil rich with minerals and fossilised shells, and they are tended by a producer singled out by Wine Advocate as “one of the most reliable sources of Chablis in recent years.”
Domaine Christian Moreau is presided over by Christian’s son Fabien. This consistently excellent yet tiny operation boasts over 50% of its 11.5 hectares in Grand Cru sites. Valmur can be found on the left bank of the Serein where it enjoys a wonderful exposure to the sunshine and rich Kimmeridgian limestone. The majority of this particular Chardonnay is aged in stainless steel, with around one third aged in oak. Moreau’s use of new oak adds a sumptuous texture to the zippy acidity and notes of sea salt, Amalfi lemon, pear, honeysuckle, quince, baked apple and proving bread dough. Consider serving with rich seafood, freshly caught fish, creamy and buttery dishes, garlicky mushrooms, apple sauce or a Christmas roast with all the trimmings.
J. Moreau & Fils was set up in 1814. But the family business was sold on and then again once more. No Moreau has worked for the company since. So, when Christian Moreau regained the opportunity to promote the family’s wines again, this signalled the coming home of one of Chablis’ great names.£5.47 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3022420
Style No.: 743515
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