White

2005 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Chablis
  • Chablis 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • Alex G. Likes this wine:

    July 30, 2017 - If this doesn't deserve to be Grand Cru, then I don't know what does.

    A tsunami of dry extract followed by a mineral finish that lasts... and lasts... and lasts...

    It's a palate staining white wine, with as much body as any great red, which is a rare and wonderful thing.

    Beyond the dry extract and minerals lie a field of Meyer lemon, vanilla beans, and custard.

    I got lost in the field and wish I had never returned.

    I have been privileged to drink many bottles of Raveneau Monte de Tonerre, and it remains one of my all time favorite wines.

    This '05 is world class. It's a timely reminder that the best '05 whites can go the distance with any vintage.

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  • dream Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 29, 2017 - Beautiful nose of lemon oil and chalky minerals. Quite concentrated and lush but with plenty of acidity and intensity and delicious flavors of lemon peel and oyster shells. Quite a luxurious style of Raveneau and very drinkable now and while I consider myself an acid freak, this satisfies and works even though it's clearly a lower-acid vintage. Finishes with chalky minerals and a salty character. Yum and still room for a bit of improvement. 93+

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  • drjb Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 16, 2017 - Pale colour with a tinge of gold. This Chablis has a lovely classic nose with pear, grapefruit and apple and touches of lemon, straw and boiled sweets. Palate just a little round for classic Chablis but a beautiful mineral finish with great length. In fine shape and a delicious drink now- the outstanding attribute is the purity.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Alex G. Likes this wine:

    March 12, 2017 - Unctuous wine with enticing mouthfeel, gobs of dry extract. Lemon custard, reminiscent of Meursault. Hint of oak on the finish, pretty well integrated.

    I'm a big MdT fan, drink them often, and I usually appreciate them for their precision and elegance. This is another kettle of fish, however, more like Valmur with the muscular finish that lingers for minutes.

    Sweeter and richer after some time to breathe. Pear and honey elements emerge.

    On a big picture note - based on this and several other wines in recent months - I'm starting to think 05 whites have been underrated. There has been much talk of them being flabby, but I'm not experiencing it, not from my "go to" producers in any case.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • TheLittleHorse Likes this wine:

    March 8, 2017 - A much more forward and fruit expression with riper orange peel and citrus and definitely less minerality and quite youthful.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    6/3/2010 (link)

    (Dom François Raveneau, Montée de Tonnerre Premier Cru Chablis White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2007, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites

    (Domaine Raveneau Chablis “Montée de Tonnerre”) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2006, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/21/2013 (link) 94 points

    (François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Light medium yellow color; appealing, lemon, ripe grapefruit, mineral, almond nose; tangy, tart lemon, almond, mineral, saline palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/31/2010 (link) 92 points

    (François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Light lemon yellow color; nice tart lemon, mineral, lemon poppyseed cake nose with a touch of botrytis; tasty, tight, tart lemon, mineral palate with a sense of salinity; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer François Raveneau
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Montée de Tonnerre
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 925 (65%)
  • Consumed 472 (33%)

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