75cl * 13.5% ABV * Burgundy, France
The Moreau family own 12 hectares of organically farmed largely Grand Cru Chablis and make their wines in the a cutting edge winery that is set in the heart of the vines. Currently its the 6th generation of the family making the wine - the business can trace its roots back to 1814.
Drinking Window: Now - 2027.
"The 2011 Chablis Les Clos Clos des Hospices is the richest and most textured of the Moreau wines. Tropical fruit, spice, honey and tangerine peel blossom with uncommon grace in an explosive, full-bodied Chablis. Mineral notes appear on the finish, adding considerable energy and tension to balance some of the wine's more overt leanings." 94 Points - Vinous - Antonio Gallioni
"There is a bit more wood in evidence compared to the "regular" Les Clos cuvée though not so much that it restrains one's ability to appreciate the otherwise fresh, cool and classic Chablis-suffused nose. There is excellent concentration to the powerful and extract-rich big-bodied flavors that possess an almost chewy texture before terminating in a gorgeously long, dry and well-balanced finish. In much the same fashion as 2012, this is bigger and more robust than the regular Les Clos though it will also require up to a decade to be at its best." 93 Points - Burghound
"The Clos des Hospices bottling from Domaine Christian Moreau is a bit more overtly new oaky in style than the other two grand crus that I tasted during Les Grands Jours, but it too is very well done in its style. The nose is a touch more new oaky than I would find ideal, but offers up lovely depth and complexity in its mélange of apple, pear, a bit of crème patissière, chalky soil tones and a rather generous coating of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with an excellent core of fruit (and quite a bit more mid-palate concentration than the 2011 Valmur), fine focus and grip and a very long, vibrant and gently new oaky finish." 18.5/20 Points - Jancis Robinson
"The entirely barrel-matured Moreau 2011 Chablis Les Clos des Hospices features bittersweet floral perfume over a base of lime and Rainier cherry, laced with salt and chalk. Substantial and – as is typical of this bottling – somewhat opaque in palate impression, it brings notes of lanolin and vanilla along with persistence of liquid floral perfume and mineral impingement to a sustained finish, if one lacking quite the clarity, energy, or refreshment exhibited by certain of the best wines in the present collection." 92/100 Points Wine Advocate