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2017 Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis Les Forêts

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December 12, 2021 - $73



94Vinous / IWC

...gorgeous, beguiling wine that captures all of the qualities that make the best 2017s so complete and alluring...powerful and deep, yet also retains terrific nuance.

94James Suckling

Lemon zest, acacia, dried pineapple, chamomile and flint on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with bright, tangy acidity. Superbly concentrated, long, mineral and textured.

93+ The Wine Advocate

...bouquet of citrus fruit, white flowers and crisp yellow apples... On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with excellent tension at the core and a compelling sense of completeness.

17Jancis Robinson

Green fruits and straw on the nose. Lots of lovely juice on the palate. Racy, lacy and lifted. Very precise. Long.


France, Burgundy, Chablis, Les Forets

Chablis is the northernmost region of Burgundy, located just 110 miles southeast of Paris. It is also one of the region’s most historic, and by some measures most under-rated, appellations. In the 19th century Chablis included 100,000 acres of vineyards and supplied Paris with much of its red and white wine. Today Chablis has just 7,000 acres of AOC vineyards, having lost many to the 19th century phylloxera scourge. Chablis is admired by white wine cognoscenti, however, for its Chardonnays, which are notably different from the Chardonnays produced further south. Chardonnay is the only grape grown for the Chablis appellation – there are no red wines. Chablis has seven Grand Cru vineyards and twenty-two Premier Crus. Given its northern location, harvests are not dependable in Chablis. But in good years the wines are generally described as “flinty,” meaning more acidic, steely, austere and mineral tasting than the fuller, fruitier Chardonnays of the Côte d’ Or. In the 20th century, Chablis’ wider recognition as a venerable wine-producing region suffered from the fact that bulk wine producers in California and Australia made unappealing white jug wine blends of various white grapes, rarely including Chardonnay, which they marketed as “Chablis.”


White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Premier Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.