Domaine Moreau-Naudet

"Forêts" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.1124 ratings
9.139 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

WNH white burgundy theme.

The domaine's holdings in Forets is made up of two parcels, totaling just under 2 hectares. The older parcel is of 60 year old vines and is right next to Vincent Dauvissat's holdings. The second is made up of younger vines (25 years old) and is next door to Raveneau's parcel of Forets.

Chablis is hit or miss for me, but this was a total hit. What made this special for me was the weight in the mid palate. Obviously youthful, but from a great vintage. Aromatically, it showed honeysuckle, citrus, and grilled lemon rind. At pop, the mid palate was hollow but it gained a lot of weight after two hours. Golden delicious apples, limestone, more citrus and a touch of honey. The entry shows good acidity but the star of the show is the mid palate. As expected, temperature made a big difference here...slightly above cellar temp seemed best as a touch more fruits showed up (added pear). Paired wonderfully with truffle marcona almonds.

WNH white burgundy theme.

The domaine's holdings in Forets is made up of two parcels, totaling just under 2 hectares. The older parcel is of 60 year old vines and is right next to Vincent Dauvissat's holdings. The second is made up of younger vines (25 years old) and is next door to Raveneau's parcel of Forets.

Chablis is hit or miss for me, but this was a total hit. What made this special for me was the weight in the mid palate. Obviously youthful, but from a great vintage. Aromatically, it showed honeysuckle, citrus, and grilled lemon rind. At pop, the mid palate was hollow but it gained a lot of weight after two hours. Golden delicious apples, limestone, more citrus and a touch of honey. The entry shows good acidity but the star of the show is the mid palate. As expected, temperature made a big difference here...slightly above cellar temp seemed best as a touch more fruits showed up (added pear). Paired wonderfully with truffle marcona almonds.

Aug 17th, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

I can’t stop drinking these damn things. For under $40 it’s lights out for sure

I can’t stop drinking these damn things. For under $40 it’s lights out for sure

May 12th, 2020
Conrad Green

Very polished with a slightly high toned nose of pear, limestone, lime and chalk. Rounded, with nice fruit a decent persistence.

Very polished with a slightly high toned nose of pear, limestone, lime and chalk. Rounded, with nice fruit a decent persistence.

Mar 10th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

White flower, crisp apple, pear, lemon curd, some marzipan, gorgeous acid structure

White flower, crisp apple, pear, lemon curd, some marzipan, gorgeous acid structure

Nov 2nd, 2018
Conrad Green

A pretty intense nose of pear, limestone and white flowers. Lovely balance and clarity on the midpalate. Quite pronounced flavors. Very 2010. Lacks a little detail on the finish.

A pretty intense nose of pear, limestone and white flowers. Lovely balance and clarity on the midpalate. Quite pronounced flavors. Very 2010. Lacks a little detail on the finish.

Jul 31st, 2018
Matt Duncan

Orange blossom, chiseled.

Orange blossom, chiseled.

Apr 27th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Energetic acidity with notes of yellow apple and ripe pear with a limestone minerality and a nice finish

Energetic acidity with notes of yellow apple and ripe pear with a limestone minerality and a nice finish

Mar 10th, 2018
Jordan Salcito

Sommelier/Wine Director Momofuku, Vintner Bellus Wines

9.5

Chablis at its best. This is the next generation of greatness in the region. Biodynamically grown grapes, gorgeous texture, Chablisienne minerality and length. Everything is here.

Chablis at its best. This is the next generation of greatness in the region. Biodynamically grown grapes, gorgeous texture, Chablisienne minerality and length. Everything is here.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Ty Richchouyrod

👌🏾

👌🏾

May 23rd, 2017
Web Bond

Love the style of the vintage. Finish was less than expected.

Love the style of the vintage. Finish was less than expected.

Mar 21st, 2017