Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur 2016
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|Region||France, Burgundy, Chablis|
Wine EnthusiastMoreau owns three acres of this, the smallest, grand cru vineyard. Delicate toast flavors beautifully enhance the great fruitiness of the wine. Bright apple, apricot and quince flavors are laced with a tight texture, toast and final acidity. Leave this wine to mature and drink from 2021.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur has an attractive bouquet with scents of dried pineapple, quince and a touch of melted candle waxquite pithy in style. The palate is well balanced with a crisp entry and a fine line of acidity cutting through the lightly honeyed fruit, leading to an attractive, precise finish that lingers long in the mouth. Excellent. 92-94
BurghoundModerate wood stops short of fighting with the ripe aromas of white peach, melon, algae and citrus rind whiffs. The slightly richer and more imposingly-scaled big-bodied flavors brim with dry extract that confers a sappy texture to the more powerful if slightly less mineral-driven finale. 91-93
Wine SpectatorThe core flavors of peach, apple and lemon are framed by spicy oak in this taut, tensile white. Focused, lingering with lemon and spice notes on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2025. 700 cases made.