2014 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine Moreau-Naudet
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(from Chapelot). A more reserved nose of white flower, rose petal, pear, apple and salt water aromas is very much in keeping with the equally refined, pure and silky middle weight flavors that possess excellent detail and precision on the textured finish that is akin to sucking on tiny pebbles. Moreover it displays grand cru level persistence on the classy and equally well-balanced finish. In a word, impressive. 2022+ Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2017)
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The domaine will continue under Stéphane's wife Virginie, but we will miss the bright star that was Stéphane Moreau-Naudet, who died suddenly in September 2016. Stéphane, who was influenced by Vincent Dauvissat, who recommended him to us many years ago, was a consummate vigneron, and craftsman in the cellar, using barrel-élevage, but not in such a way that oakiness can readily be detected in the wines (all the barrels are steamed rather than charred and they use no new oak except for in the straight Chablis, and then only one barrel per 100hl in order to age it prior to using for the Premiers Crus). Wines full of racy character and complexity.
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