The tiny plot of Grand Cru Valmur sits snuggly between Vaudésir to the north and Les Clos to the south. Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of 3 acres of this famed terroir. The plot is densely planted (7000 vines per hectare) with vines averaging 50 years old.
The 2010 Chablis Valmur emerges from the glass with a rich tapestry of aromas and flavors. This, too, is another of the richer wines in this line-up. It is a big, spherical effort that covers every inch of the palate with fruit. Today the Valmur comes across as a bit heavy relative to the finest wines in this lineup. The Valmur is one of the wines that sees the highest amount of oak (50% in 2010) as Moreau believes the slightly higher percentage of clay in this site yields bigger wines that are inherently better suited to oak than his other grand crus. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025.
Medium yellow. Enticing aromas of candied lemon peel and fresh pineapple. Dense, silky and fine-grained, with terrific stony grip to the lemon cream and mineral flavors. Sappy, saline grand cru with real tension, thanks to a strong impression of acidity. Finishes dry and classic, with excellent citric lift and length. A strong showing.
This also is very backward and unevolved, indeed the residual aromas from the malo are still present. The rich, full-bodied, dense and quite serious flavors possess an almost pungent minerality on the iodine-suffused flavors that culminate in a palate staining and mouth coating finish that is quite dry and moderately austere. This should also be remarkable in time.
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