One of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis, this branch of the Moreau family is headed by Christian and now his son Fabien who is the winemaker and manager. Possessing magnificent vineyard holdings built up in some of the very best vineyard areas of Chablis by the family over generations (including nearly 8 hectares out of Chablis’ total 92 hectares of Grand cru), this small but remarkable estate has in just a few years established itself as one of the leading producers of Chablis producing consistently outstanding wines.
A deft application of wood serves as a neutral but not imperceptible backdrop for the exotic and lemon-suffused aromas of pear, apple and iodine. There is fine volume and outstanding richness to the dense, muscular and powerful large-scaled flavors that terminate in an agreeably dry, sappy and beautifully long finish. This is a classic Valmur controlled power that is clearly built for mid to even longer-term cellaring. Tasted: Nov 2020; Drink: 2029+; Issue: 80; Comments: Sweet spot; Rating 91-94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2019 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru was cropped at 25hl/ha from 45- to 70-year-old vines and matured in a mixture of 1- to 4-year-old barrels, for bottling in 2021. This has a very perfumed and slightly better-defined bouquet than the Blanchot. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, ripe but tense with superb mineralité already in evidence. Focused all the way through to the lingering finish, this is an outstanding Valmur in the making. Date Tasted: Sept 2020; Rating: 94-96 Points; Neal Martin; Vinous Media
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