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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 23 
ProducerFrançois Raveneau (web)
VineyardMontée de Tonnerre
AppellationChablis 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2024 (based on 11 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 92.4 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 42 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by rlove on 3/27/2015 & rated 95 points: Nose of honey, oyster shell, and citrus. At once both firm, with cutting minerality and acid in the mouth, and opulent, with a plush perfume from the small amount of new oak. Just lovely. (515 views)
 Tasted by jonnyoro on 3/19/2015 & rated 96 points: Nose of crushed saline seashells... Salty, mineral, citrus, fine acidity, powerful floral notes, some nectarine, beautiful minerality... Long finish...and hitting its stride. Excellent. (587 views)
 Tasted by llink on 3/18/2015 & rated 89 points: 10 Vintages of Raveneau's Montee de Tonnerre (Vin, Vino, Wine in Palo Alto, CA): 10 Vintages of Raveneau MdT 02 thru 12 (minus the 06), poured at a VVW sit down tasting.
My eighth place wine. Starting to show some oxidation on the nose, say its not so Bernard! Flat palate, with some redeeming acidity. Bad bottle? (603 views)
 Tasted by TheWinedown on 3/7/2015 & rated 94 points: Pop and pour....

Deep golden color. NOSE: White flowers, lemon zest, very soft vanilla, slight yogurt, and the beeswax call in a below note is right on. PALATE: Apricot, lemon yogurt, honeycomb, walnuts, saline, intense stone...it goes on and on. Good acidity, great body. Length of at least 30 seconds. (575 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 2/14/2015: Full yellow. Slightly muddled, funky aromatics at first, but these quickly sorted themselves out and revealed citrus and white flowers. Light to medium weight. A mouthful of quintessential Chablis goodness-lime, herbs, iodine focused by great acidity. Vanilla, chalkiness, and that Raveneau beeswax toward the end wrap up an altogether thrilling bottle that is more youthful than the tint originally suggested. (733 views)
 Tasted by elvinet on 2/11/2015 & rated 96 points: Color amarillo con intensas irisaciones doradas, ribete acerado amarillento y gruesa lágrima lenta. Notable intensidad en nariz con unos aromas de mineralidad fresca muy marcadas que aligeran la concentración de cítricos maduros (limón y mermelada de naranja amarga), intensas flores blancas secas, suaves tostados de la barrica suavemente cremosos y que derivan en notas lácteas de yogur o mousse de limón, pimienta blanca en granos, hierbas frescas del monte, recuerdos de tierra húmeda cuando empieza a llover y magnífico fondo fresco en el que los cítricos vuelven a estar ligeramente presentes. Muy buena entrada en boca con una suave untuosidad cítrica muy sabrosa, agradable estructura y conjunto, muy buena acidez, suave toque dulzón que recuerda el caramelo de limón, equilibrado, elegante, buen volumen y suave textura, amplio y muy persistente. Final largo, postgusto de fruta cítrica y retronasal ahumado.

More information: www.elvi.net/2015/01/25/raveneau-chablis-premier-cru-montee-de-tonnerre-2007/ (522 views)
 Tasted by clayfu on 2/8/2015: tasted blind. Really forward ripe fruit nose but the palate was a bit oaky and clipped. After thirty minutes or so, the palate was still short. It was nice but nothing impressive (496 views)
 Tasted by Philippe_C on 2/4/2015 & rated 91 points: Light nose, a bit dusty, yellow apples,smoke, white flowers, acacia… very nice minerality and acidity, crayeux, little yellow apple and nice finish of 20 seconds (614 views)
 Tasted by stofken on 1/22/2015 & rated 94 points: fabulous wine, lemon, oyster shell, honey hints, wow. In the mouth georgeous mouth feeling, perfect balance, acidity in perfect balance. All around the talbe geassed it was Raveneau but they said it had to be the Clos as only clos would be this great... (628 views)
 Tasted by d'Artagnan on 12/19/2014 & rated 92 points: Lunch de Noël des anciens de C&S: Un nez crémeux, avec du fruit jaune, une bouche relativement austère, de très belle matière. Un vin dense, droit, sérieux, doté d'un équilibre magistral. Superbe. 92 pts (822 views)
 Tasted by johnh1001 on 12/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Quite stern. Citrus and loads of mineral and flinty notes. Needs more time. (826 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 11/8/2014: A beautiful bottle that showed quite well. Would drink with pleasure anytime. (871 views)
 Tasted by Barry Rothof on 7/7/2014 & rated 91 points: LUNCH @ CALLAS: This wine has terrific concentration with deep, layered flavors of lemon, green apple, with hints of stones and minerals. It’s structured for a slow evolution in bottle. Very nice! (1541 views)
 Tasted by Pinotphile123 on 7/5/2014 & rated 92 points: Beautiful length, nice citrus characters. Drinking very well but should age well as solid acid levels. (1107 views)
 Tasted by Burgaddict on 7/4/2014: Lunch in The Hague: Fresh nose, oyster, citrus. Sweet, soft, balanced taste, minerals. Long finish. Understated balanced wine. (1198 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 6/28/2014: Has such a lovely rainwater purity about it along with piercing citrus atributes. It smells of orange blossom. There's just a touch of buttery development in the mouth yet it is so razor sharp and direct. It has Grand Cru depth and power and builds to a rock/saline closure of great precision and cut. (1234 views)
 Tasted by -E- on 3/26/2014 & rated 91 points: Klar, lett gyllen gul. Mild nese med moden sitrus, lett streif av honning, voks og røde epler. Fremstår noe spak og eplete rett etter åpning, men strammer seg opp etter noen timer med luft og gir klar, og fast frukt med fin fruktsødme og god konsentrasjon. Frisk, spiss syre. Flott lengde med lette toner av honning, sitrus og mineraler. (1433 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 3/5/2014 & rated 91 points: Seemed to get lost in the crowd, sadly - likely not yet up to racing form. Okay now but likely will improve. (1194 views)
 Tasted by willthethrill on 12/3/2013 & rated 92 points: Pale yellow with hints of green. A spectacular wine on the open that fades as the bottle opens. Citrus emerge, white flowers, and tiny hints of cream as someone else points out. Clean and balanced throughout - a pleasure that fades as the bottle breathes. (1360 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 7/25/2013: A superb showing. Love the wine, love the vintage. Great! (1749 views)
 Tasted by Pknut on 6/6/2013: Stunning and beautiful wine. Trace of lemon, white flowers, slightly rounded sides showing a bit of a polished exterior yet in complete balance with the inner acidity, light creme touches. Fresh as a mountain stream. Haunting and beautiful, made me think of Galadriel.
One of my top Chablis experiences to date.
Lunch at Periyali with Bruce. Many thanks to Bruce for opening this special wine. (1784 views)
 Tasted by sooper65 on 5/7/2013 & rated 92 points: wonderful balance, freshness... impressive (1615 views)
 Tasted by godx on 4/22/2013 & rated 92 points: France 2013 - Côte d'Or; 4/20/2013-4/23/2013 (Beaune): Decanted for 45min. Ahh, much better. Compared to the 2009 Blanchot, this had more saline, more precision, more acidity and more freshness. Lighter on the palate but with real depth and beautiful lemon and saline notes. Hard to resist now, so decant for a few hours, or keep your hands off for another 3-5 years at least. Excellent. 92+ (971 views)
 Tasted by godx on 4/18/2013 & rated 93 points: France 2013 – Northern Rhone; 4/17/2013-4/19/2013 (Ampuis): Decanted for 45min. Beautiful lemon cream nose with minerals, saline, white flowers and hints of spice. Richer on the entry then firms up on the mid palate and finish becoming more precise and linear. Loads of acidity adding freshness and energy. I kept a glass of this throughout the meal and over the 3 hours it seemed to become more airy on the nose and gaining minerality and lemon intensity on the palate. This will age for a decade or more and develop more mature characteristics, but this is perfectly fine to drink now if you enjoy the youthful aspects of great Chablis. Outstanding. 93+ (2103 views)
 Tasted by Cote d'Or on 4/7/2013: PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs
-light gold with green shimmer
-bit of matchstick blows off, aromatics have penetrating intensity, not flamboyant but rather laser-like focus with green citrus and salinity
-med/med+ acidity, med concentration/weight, mineral/rocks/citrus and saline dominate the narrow-spectrum palate, moderately long finish, not a trace of premature oxidation
-textbook Raveneau combination of finesse and power with focused intensity though a bit less mid-palate sap than expected, anticipate several more years of positive development, WIN (1585 views)
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(Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre)   93 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (12/31/2010)
(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Light yellow color; poised, ripe apple, lemon gelee, mineral nose; tasty, apple, saline, lemon, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.  92 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/17/2010)
(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Bright light yellow color; lemon, mineral, tart apple, green herb nose; tasty, elegant, tart lemon, mineral palate with a sense of salinity, but needs years; medium-plus finish  93 points
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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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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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