Bernard Moreau & Fils Offer

Brother Moreau

If you love great white Burgundy, set your sights firmly on Domaine Bernard Moreau in Chassagne-Montrachet. Brothers Alex and Benoit deliver a stunning portfolio of wine with each of their bottlings regarded among the best examples in their category. A Moreau white wine is nicely concentrated and full flavoured, delivered with purity and elegance. Every wine here is worth your attention, but pay particular attention to their Bourgogne Blanc and Chassagne-Montrachet Village as the value plays.

You can find a full vintage commentary at the bottom of this page!

THE WINES

2017 Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc - $56
“Bright yellow. Ripe yellow peach and spices on the inviting nose. Nicely concentrated Bourgogne with a strong impression of salted peach. Finishes with good length and verve.”  -  (87-89) Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

“The only wine in Moreau's cellar that had already been bottled when I visited, the 2017 Bourgogne Chardonnay is indicative of the range's stellar quality this year, offering up a youthfully tight bouquet of crisp pear, lemon oil and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium-bodied and ample but incisive, with tangy acids balancing its generous mid-palate volume. While it will be charming in its youth, don't be afraid to age it for a few years.” - 88 Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes - $125
“Pale, bright yellow. Very pure aromas of pear and flowers. Dense and lightly saline, with an element of sucrosité countered by harmonious acidity. This nicely fine-grained, rather full village wine finishes with a firming note of citrus fruits. It may merit 90 points if it develops a bit more grip with further élevage.” -  (88-90) Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

“Tasted from tank after fining, the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet Village is showing very well indeed, offering up notes of Anjou pear, lemon oil, white flowers and a subtle touch of hazelnut cream. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, elegant and bright with an ample attack that segues into a tense, controlled mid-palate and finish. The balance here is utterly classic.” - (89-91) Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru “Vergers" - $195
10 Bottles Available
“Always the premier cru with the highest acidity and lowest pH in the Moreau cellar, the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers only finished fermenting in June 2018, so it was a little less put together aromatically, unfurling with coaxing to offer up notes of green orchard fruit, rock salt and waxy lemon rind. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, searingly intense and electric, with a lovely line and length. The Vergers has been a highlight of the range for the last few vintages, and that run of success continues in 2017.” - (92-94) Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot" - $180
16 Bottles Available
“The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot is stunning, and further testimony that Moreau is this premier cru's finest exponent. Wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp yellow apple, pear, iodine and subtle smoke, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and textural, with incredible amplitude and dimension but above all a compelling sense of tension and reserve despite its broad shoulders and undeniable concentration, underpinned by racy acids that aren't to be taken for granted in Morgeot and concluding with a long, saline finish. This is very much a wine to forget in the cellar while drinking the domaine's more precocious premiers crus, as it is built for the long haul.” (93-95)+ Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


2017 Bernard Moreau Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru - $1225
2 Bottles Available
ONLY 6 for Australia
“(the Moreaus have two 350-liter barrels of this wine, one of them new): Bright, light yellow. Classic high-pitched Chevalier-Montrachet aromas of lemon, lime, pear, white peach, lavender and white pepper. Densely packed but weightless, offering sharp definition and outstanding class to its flavors of lemon zest, crushed stone and mineral salts. This very dry, intense wine is quite tight but not hard, and its subtly mounting salty finish is hard to scrape off the palate. Alexandre Moreau will wait until at least next March to bottle this beauty.”  -  (93-95) Points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

“There are three barrels of the 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, another appellation that Moreau produces thanks to an exchange of grapes with another vigneron. Unfurling in the glass with notes of mandarin, spring flowers, crisp yellow orchard fruit and white currants, it's full-bodied, satiny and very concentrated, with striking depth and structural tension and a long, precise finish that's underpinned by a racy line of acidity. The balance here is simply perfect and aside from Domaine d'Auvenay's rendition I don't think I tasted a better Chevalier-Montrachet in the vintage.” - (96-98) Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

"As it sometimes is, the wonderfully elegant nose is restrained to the point of being almost mute and it requires aggressive swirling to finally liberate the mostly floral, citrus and white-fleshed fruit scents. There is plenty of the hallmark minerality to the big, powerful and almost painfully intense broad-shouldered flavors that deliver superb length on the impeccably well-balanced, explosive and bone dry finish that also displays a hint of quinine character. Despite all of the size, weight and intensity, this is quite classy, indeed the word silky comes to mind." - (92-95) Points, Allen Meadows, BurgHound 



To purchase any of the wines in today's offer, please give us a call on 07 3252 1117 or email Brent Williamson at brent@thewineemporium.com.au. Prices valid from 28.11.19 to 05.12.19.


THE VINTAGE

“The 2017 vintage is a great success across the board at Domaine Bernard Moreau, one of the most exciting addresses in the Côte d'Or. Incisive, intense and elegantly textural, this is a thrilling range of white Burgundies, from a modestly-priced Bourgogne Blanc all the way to Chevalier-Montrachet. What's more, the wines are among the best prospects for sustained bottle aging of any in the Côte de Beaune, as they have as yet been untouched by the systematic premature oxidation that has plagued some of the region's most famous domaines. I speak from experience, as this is the white Burgundy producer best represented in my personal cellar!”
“So what are the rudiments of this 14-hectare estate's success? The domaine represents a loose division of labor between two brothers: Benoit, who concerns himself with the vineyards, and Alex who oversees the cellar. In the vineyard, they use only organic fertilizers and no pesticides. In the cellar, Alex Moreau appreciates long fermentations and extended sur lie élevage without stirring, the wines finishing their maturation in stainless steel where they generally see a light fining. New oak, largely from François Frères, is judiciously chosen. Beautifully balanced and differentiated, these are some of the most compelling white Burgundies being made today, and I warmly recommend them to readers" -  William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
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