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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 23 
ProducerFrançois Raveneau (web)
VineyardMontée de Tonnerre
AppellationChablis 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2017 and 2027 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 93.5 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 34 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Pacherant on 5/10/2015 & rated 95 points: Stunning fruit and clarity. Delicate yet powerful. Great, with a long life ahead of it (464 views)
 Tasted by HowardNZ on 4/21/2015 & rated 92 points: 'Nothing but Chardonnay' dinner with Peter Rosback: Decanted 2-3 hours before serving. A clear, pure colour. A fairly austere mineral nose with citrus and yellow orchard fruit nuances. But much richer on palate than you would expect from the nose. As with the Dauvissat, the wine had real concentration and power. I thought that the acids were bright and sparkling but others thought that they finished a little bitterly. Some also saw the Raveneau’s upfront power but thought that the wine fell away on the back palate. As with the Dauvissat, I thought that this wine was very closed and a little raw, but had the matière to carry it through. Again, in time I'd expect a better score. 2/3. (1005 views)
 Tasted by llink on 3/18/2015 & rated 94 points: 10 Vintages of Raveneau's Montee de Tonnerre (Vin, Vino, Wine in Palo Alto, CA): 10 vintages of Raveneau's MdT, poured at VVW. (02-12 excluding the 06)
This was just eclipsed by the fantastic 2002 for wine of the night, but give it a few more years and I'm guessing it would come out on top. The nose is deeper, more serious and absolutely on point with the spicy, lemony Raveneau nose coupled with some reticent maritime breeze, sea brine elements. The palate has an almost painful acidic intensity, to the point that you fear with extended swishing in your mouth you are going to be removing your tooth enamel. This has a gripping and intense palate and a long lingering finish that is a step above the other wines. It is such a unique and glorious wine. (Yes I liked this a lot). (1274 views)
 Tasted by Totoro on 10/19/2014: Relative déception, le vin m'a semblé austère. Il m'en reste deux autres, je donnerai une note après avoir bu la prochaine dans 2 ans (2010 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/3/2014 & rated 94 points: Un superbe vin qui s'est ouvert sur deux heures, vraiment renfrogné au départ. Ce n'est qu'après aération qu'on sent vraiment cet équilibre typique de Raveneau alliant richesse et tension minérale. Un vin d'une profondeur et d'une longueur qui feraient la barbe à plusieurs grands crus. Il demeure très tendu et pas tout à fait en place avec un côté amer qui devrait se dissiper, attendons de voir ce que ça donne dans quelques années mais il m'est apparu plus ouvert que les deux fois précédentes. (1993 views)
 Tasted by HowardNZ on 6/23/2014: Delicate lemon colour - real clarity. The bouquet was initially subdued, then it blossomed into a lovely nose of clean aromas: citrus, sea breeze, oyster shell, some chalk and wet stone. With time in the glass it moved towards honey and white flowers, perhaps honeysuckle. Gorgeous. The palate showed great purity and lovely, bright fruit and sparkling, steely acidity. It was quite rich with good fruit weight and real power in the mid palate. However, it also showed elegance and finesse. Waxy and viscous, the oak handling on this wine was superb. Obviously, a wine to cellar medium term. It paired well with the asparagus, a difficult dish to match. (2680 views)
 Tasted by Kriz on 4/14/2014 & rated 90 points: Raveneau Chablis Tasting 2010 1er Cru and some Grand Crus (@ Wijnhandel Peeters Rotterdam): Flowers, iron and fennel. The palate is more flat. More Chablis a whole. Some sweetness and metallic on the palate. On the finish there remains some sweetness. (2773 views)
 Tasted by Barry Rothof on 3/30/2014: Domaine Raveneau (@ Rotterdam, Netherlands): Closed on the nose, with notes of citrus, waxes and minerals. Nice firm fruit with good concentration and fruitintensity. Fresh acid. Light sweetness. Great mineral length. (2584 views)
 Tasted by dzitt on 2/17/2014 & rated 93 points: Dégustation Raveneau (8 millésimes de Montée de Tonnerre et 3 de Chapelot):
Là on jase ! Il y a du fruit, de la matière, de l’acidité, c’est équilibré, floral et avec des arômes d’air marin. Un pur délice et ne se montre pas fermé et est étonnamment approchable. Un délice. Serait difficile d’en avoir en cave sans les ouvrir…2e de cette vague. (MDT 08, 09 et 10 + Chapelot 10). (2379 views)
 Tasted by EirikM on 2/14/2014 & rated 94 points: This is greatness: It's energetic yet precise, young but already complex. Superb depth and length. The acidity is quite high, but perfectly balanced with the ripeness of the fruit. More open than the 2009 was at the same age, this is great now and will probably continue to improve for a long time. It is truly a wine lover's wine and the Raveneau MdT is the reason I don't see the need to buy grand cru from Chablis. (2045 views)
 Tasted by clayfu on 2/2/2014: Served blind. Popped and poured into a decanter. Fabulous wine. Even in its youth, might be one of the best 1er Chablis I've had in a long while. This vintage does the wine well. It tempers the ripeness of the fruit with plenty of acidity. There is a fullness to the wine and wonderful structure. A touch of oak framed the palate but I think with age this is gonna be a hell of a wine. (1335 views)
 Tasted by bpj87 on 2/2/2014: Popped and poured after a short time in the freezer to get it down to temperature. Fred kept calling this "pretty" which really encapsulates it all: saline, chalk, and acid with bright white fruits and floral notes. Perfect with oysters and already a special wine. (1437 views)
 Tasted by mjg87 on 2/2/2014: Really gorgeous nose with white flower notes, tropical fruit, wet stone, and a hint of oak. Great balance and roundness on the palate. This was drinking fantastically and should only get better with additional cellar time. (1877 views)
 Tasted by FYC on 2/2/2014: Served blind. Pretty and floral with nice minerality. I would have guessed Puligny or Meursault. Very good. (1391 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 2/1/2014 & rated 93 points: Texture unique typique de Raveneau, un peu d'élevage, un côté mielleux mais dénué de toute lourdeur. Certains le trouvait mou, mais l'acidité de la finale vient compenser cette richesse. C'est selon moi une bouteille inaboutie qui possède tout pour faire un grand Chablis complet dans quelques années. (1172 views)
 Tasted by d'Artagnan on 12/5/2013 & rated 93 points: Dégustation Raveneau 2010 chez Oenopole: Un nez discret, épicé et subtil. La bouche est bien fraiche, presque tendre, c’était au début le moins minéral, mais de belles nuances salines me sont apparues bien nettement par la suite. La finale est élégante et de bonne longueur. C’est un excellent vin, subtil, qui fut toutefois une relative déception tant j'attendais le voir dominer les autres premiers crus. 92-93 pts (1936 views)
 Tasted by JOsgood on 10/23/2013: Tasted at the Domaine. Spectacular once again. So deep and complex. Fantastic. (1982 views)
 Tasted by JonathanP on 9/26/2013 & rated 94 points: A brilliant Chablis. The nose is complex, offering stone fruit, lemon zest, river rocks, sea breeze and white flowers. The palate reflects the warmer vintage, with quite a round, fleshy and almost buttery texture. There is plenty of acid and minerally drive though to balance the relative opulence. Strongly agree with other notes here suggesting this offers a great drinking experience now. I look forward to seeing how it evolves over the next 10+ years. (2166 views)
 Tasted by JOsgood on 8/23/2013 & rated 96 points: Fantastic juice. Wow wine. Intense with abundant acids and a deep vein of salinity. Rich and coating on the palate with a slight spiciness to it. Has all you want in a Chablis. Off the list at Zuni Cafe in SF. (1996 views)
 Tasted by the godfather on 8/23/2013: absolutely epic chard, one of the best of the variety I've ever tasted (2294 views)
 Tasted by Alex G. on 8/23/2013: World class, but quite young. If there's a better 1er Cru Chablis in existence, I'd be surprised, and I want it. For now, I'd give these about 3 years to start unwinding, and drink for 10+ after that. (1956 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 7/31/2013 & rated 93 points: This is outstanding Chablis, as of course it should be given the stature of the producer. Initially it was more than a little bit too cold, but that just accentuated the precise, mineral driven character of the wine. Some air and some little bit of warming up brought out all the citrus and even tree fruit (think white peach not apple), while also deepening the overall palate impression. It kept gaining palate weight over the course of a couple of hours while also turning more to the lemony side of the spectrum. As per usual, the last sips were the best, as the wine reached essentially cellar temperature, and it showed its full depth and breadth. Delicious, and not at all a waste to drink now, but there's so much here to look forward to as it develops. (1834 views)
 Tasted by salil on 7/31/2013 & rated 93 points: What Rieslingfan said. This is flat out awesome. (2241 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 7/26/2013 & rated 93 points: Showing all potential and not much enjoyment at this stage, but delicious. (1667 views)
 Tasted by jwsmith on 6/30/2013 & rated 93 points: Really nice wine a little more structure/weight than some other 2010 chablis. Not sure its worth the $140 Price tag (1824 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, October 2012, Issue #48
(Domaine François Raveneau Chablis - "Montée de Tonnerre" 1er 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Chablis 2011 and 2010 (Aug 2012)
(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montee De Tonnerre White) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2011, Issue #36, The 2010 Burgundy Vintage: Low Yields Deliver Profound Elegance
(Chablis “Montée de Tonnerre”- Domaine Raveneau) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, October 2011, Issue #44
(Domaine François Raveneau Chablis - "Montée de Tonnerre" 1er 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Chablis 2009 and 2010 (Aug 2011)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157
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François Raveneau

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Montée de Tonnerre

From www.winophilia.com (IWC)

Burgundy lovers enjoy debating the merits of vineyards almost as much as they savor the wines themselves. A favorite topic of conversation? Premier cru vineyards that in the right hands produce wines at grand cru quality.
For white wines on the Côte de Beaune, the premier cru Meursault Perrières is widely considered to be of grand cru quality. In Chablis, there’s one long-established premier cru vineyard that consistently towers above the rest: Montée de Tonnerre.
If this vineyard does not quite reach the level of the region’s grand crus in depth and sheer palate presence, it often does in aromatic complexity and class. In a perfect classification system, it would be ranked between premier and grand cru. Why should you care? In a word: value. Because Chablis usually is significantly cheaper than white Burgundy from the Côte de Beaune in the first place, the best examples of Montée de Tonnerre can offer remarkable quality/price rapport. If Chablis is the insider’s white Burgundy, then Montée de Tonnerre is the insider’s Chablis premier cru.

A look at the map quickly explains why. Montée de Tonnerre is situated just to the southeast of the unbroken strip of Chablis grand crus on the right bank of the river Serein (it’s separated from Les Blanchots only by a narrow ravine). It enjoys a similar geographic profile, rich in the same Kimmeridgian limestoney chalk that makes the grand crus some of the world’s most cerebral, complex and distinctive examples of chardonnay. With its brisk citrus character, floral lift and incisive minerality, Montée de Tonnerre is wonderfully aromatic and penetrating in its youth, typically coming into greater harmony and putting on weight with five to ten years of bottle age.
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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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