92 Insider Points

REVIEWS

The brand new 2015 release from J. Moreau et Fils is showing plenty of aromatic complexity and richness on the palate, with a classic high acidity that balances the wine nicely.  Fresh flavors of nectarine and high toned lemon dominate the palate and the finish is wonderfully crisp and refreshing.  Enjoy now through 2020. - DZ Nov 2016

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2015 J. Moreau & Fils Chablis
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23-Dec-2016
Good
WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Chablis, France
  • ALCOHOL
    13.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

No use pretending otherwise: Authentic Chablis is reserved for the most sophisticated and fine-tuned of palates, a white wine that features profound minerality and acidity over simple and straightforward fruitiness. In the words of the New York Times: Chablis is “the world’s most distinctive chardonnay and a prime example of the idea that good wine speaks deeply of its place of origin.” And like the purest expression of Pinot Noir (the Cote d’Or) or Cabernet (Bordeaux’s Left Bank), Chablis is Chardonnay like no one else can do it. And at a price that is generally just as restrictive.


Enter this invino exclusive, from a benchmark Chablis producer who’s been making classic wines in the region since setting up shop in 1814. This new vintage has just landed in the U.S., and the excitement in our Tasting Room was palatable. Finally, a Chablis! And this one has all the hallmarks of this northern white that our Panel looks for in the appellation. A citrus and wet stone aroma that hints of chalk and lime. A palate of lean and scintillating rock and oystershell with a note of saline and a pure beam of focused acidity that goes on for miles.


The J Moreau et Fils makes a classic Chablis, a wine that captures the purity of this awe-inspiring terroir and of the region’s noble Chardonnay grape. Try it with Christmas dinner, especially if yours is a West Coast version featuring cracked Dungeness crab.


Reasons why we love it:
J. Moreau et Fils ages their Chablis on the lees for additional yeastiness and weight, a fine balancing act with this wine’s inherent brightness and acidity.


An established name in the region, J. Moreau sources grapes from vineyard holdings both within the Premier Cru AOC and in vineyards of Chablis Grand Cru and Premier Cru appellations.


According to Burgundy expert Clive Coates: “Winemakers in Chablis have joined a chorus of those predicting a very good vintage across France in 2015…”
Chablis sits at the northernmost reach of Burgundy, and in fact is closer geographically to both Sancerre and Champagne than the Cote d’Or. Temperatures here are cool, and the soil is rich in limestone covered by a thin layer of the region’s noted Kimmeridgian clay, which give the Chardonnay-based whites here their distinctive marine quality.

TASTING NOTES 

The Chablis 2015 is a very pleasant wine which exhales uncommon but delicious notes of peach on the nose, the main feature of this vintage. On the palate, we find the usual freshness and mineral character known to the appellation with roundness and a lingering finish.

THE STORY TO KNOW

J. Moreau et Fils ages their Chablis on the lees for additional yeastiness and weight, a fine balancing act with this wine’s inherent brightness and acidity.


An established name in the region, J. Moreau sources grapes from vineyard holdings both within the Premier Cru AOC and in vineyards of Chablis Grand Cru and Premier Cru appellations.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pair with fried calamari, fried clam strips and shrimp salad.