Palo Alto, CA
Tasted Thursday, June 25, 2009 by danstrings with 628 views
Ahhh, Raveneau. Few places in the world are blessed with a VVW wine shop around the corner, where one can taste Raveneau verticals a few times a year. These Butteaux showed real well, with only the '01 raising a few eyebrows. The younger wines were more pure and clean chardonnays, the older wines more the exotic Raveneau signature. I have had several so-so experiences with '01 Chablis lately from Raveneau and Dauvissat. On their own with food they don’t stick out quite as much. But next to more balanced and silky peers the '01 looked reductive and clumsy. Hmmmm..