Grapefruit, lime, Rainier cherry and white currant combine for sweet succulence as well as invigorating brightness of fruit in Moreau's 2011 Chablis Valmur, whose silken texture and impressive sense of density offer an ideal complement to its vivacity and refreshment. Salt and chalk emerge from behind the fruit only in this bottling's finish, but then with mouthwatering and prolonged effect, accompanied by invigorating nips of citrus pip and cherry pit. Fabien Moreau credits improvements in the vineyards but also the high clay content in this cru with the sense of energy and vivacity as well as the alliance of richness, polish and substance with clarity and sheer vivacious juiciness on exhibit here. Look for this beauty to perform impressively through at least 2022.
Author: David Schildknecht
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Pale, bright yellow. Pure but subdued nose hints at underripe pineapple, white pepper, spices and flowers. At once juicy and rich, offering lovely inner-mouth floral lift to the citrus, white peach, pineapple and white pepper flavors. Very silky, fine-grained wine with a very long, spicy back end.