2020 Domaine Christian Moreau Vaillons Cuvee Guy Moreau Chablis Premier Cru
Once again there is a touch of fruitiness to the more floral-inflected aromas of citrus, iodine and quinine. I very much like the texture of the sleek and delineated medium-bodied flavors that are more powerful than those of the regular cuvée while offering notably better depth on the youthfully austere and persistent finale. Drink 2026+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2020 Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru Cuvée Guy Moreau is very expressive on the nose, not dissimilar to the regular cuvée: quite floral, with honeysuckle and jasmine, but a little spicier, perhaps. The palate is nicely poised, tensile and harmonious, delivering blood orange and apricot notes on the entry and a touch of grilled almond and crushed stone on the finish. Very good potential. Drink 2025-2045.
Neal Martin - Vinous
35% has been made in barrel, now blended. The nose is more backward, less lemony, than the regular Vaillons, with more flesh. Still fine boned, but with density behind. The white fruit just tinged by a little lemon verbena, balanced and long.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy