Domaine Christian Moreau Les Clos 'Clos des Hospices' Chablis Grand Cru France, 2011, 750
"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"Burghound 93
"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."RP 92
"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. I would look to follow this through 2018."ST 92
"Pale bright yellow. Musky aromas of ripe peach, fresh herbs and nutmeg. Fatter and sweeter than the "regular" Clos, and offering more early appeal. The basic Clos shows more obvious site character and reserve--not to mention stony minerality--but this wine is wonderfully silky and tactile. The finish is very long and a bit youthfully edgy. 92(+?) points. "