The Best Village Chablis
I vividly recall 2014 white Burgundies - they were classic in every sense. Then came the illustrious 2018's - grand and opulent while retaining their Burgundian charm. And now, 2019 - a gorgeous vintage showing the best elements of the two.
"It has become clear to me that the 2019 vintage has hit the bullseye." James Suckling
We can't think of a better white Burgundy to feature from this glorious vintage than our perennial favorite, Christian Moreau Chablis.
There is something near and dear to me about this wine. After 16 years of enjoyment and consistency, this Chablis has yet to be replaced as my go-to white.
A few producers over the years have come close, but we have yet to find a finer village Chablis that surpasses this quality. Regardless of the season, I always have a few bottles chilled in my refrigerator!
The 2019 Christian Moreau Chablis has the fruit and depth of 2018 as well as the zip and drive of 2014. Notes of lemon, apple, smoke, green fruit, oyster shells, and flint, carry through to a pure and racy finish. The palate is distinct with crushed-stone and vibrant minerality. Though the wine sees no oak, Moreau Chablis has a richness and creaminess about it that leaves you begging for a second glass.
Why is Moreau's Chablis so sought after?
Simply put, Moreau is the best of the best.
Christian Moreau is the largest holder of Grand Cru property in Chablis. The soil is rich with clay and fossilized shells. The wine is a chameleon. You can dress it up with a rich piece of fish, like grilled salmon, or dress it down with a crisp salad.
No wonder Wine Spectator has singled out Domaine Christian Moreau as "one of the best sources of Chablis in the region."
Don't be afraid to enjoy these wines on the warmer side of cold as great whites showcase well when served slightly warmer.