Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon ‘Guy Moreau’ 2019
From vines planted in 1933. 70% vinified in tank and 30% in oak, less than 2% new).
”Subtle but not imperceptible wood surrounds the ripe and fresh white and yellow orchard fruit scents that are nuanced by hints of tidal pool and iodine. There is again excellent intensity and delineation to the dense and rather serious medium weight flavors that also exude a bracing salinity on the impressively long and more complex finale. The Guy Moreau is usually a bit better than the regular cuvée but in 2019 this appears to offer a substantial step up in quality. (90-93)/2026+” Burghound.com, December 2020
‘The 2019 Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru Cuvée Guy Moreau is matured in 1- to 4-year-old barrels for 12–14 months. It has a lovely bouquet, quite complex, the orange pith and lemon verbena combining nicely with flinty scents. The palate is well balanced with an energetic opening, a slightly honeyed texture and a judicious dab of spice. Very harmonious all the way through to the finish. There is a sense of panache about this Vaillon that is very compelling.’ (93-95) points, Neal Martin, Vinous Media, September 2020.