White

2005 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay

  • France
  • > Burgundy
  • > Chablis
  • > Chablis 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • johnh1001 wrote: (90 points)

    November 7, 2014 - Raveneau Dinner (Les Nomades Chicago): Waxy with a interesting mint note.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)

    September 30, 2014 - Raveneau Dinner (Young and Mid-Aged Wines) (Les Nomades - Chicago IL): Tasted blind in flight of younger Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre (2002-2005). Very rich an dripe with lots of power, hasn't yet developed the nuance i always find in mid-aged or mature Thunder Mountain. Slightly less minerality or lemon character than i normally find in Chablis, but I'm confident this emerge as a classic Raveneau in another 5-10+ years.

  • llink wrote: (93 points)

    September 7, 2014 - Oyster shell and spice on the nose, comes across as more white burgundy than Chablis. There is some oak on the nose and a really seductive aroma. Medium weight feel, heavier than the 04, but with a lovely tension between the rich lemony flavors and the pronounced acid that lingers on the long finish. Group voted 1st out of 5 Raveneau MdT's served single blind during a PWTG tasting.

  • AJ72 wrote: (88 points)

    August 16, 2014 - From magnum. Good but not great. Very pleasant but I don't think this showed the really dynamic potential that this vineyard and producer are capable of. A sound bottle too. Seemed a bit dilute and lacked zip. Warm vintage? Maybe a lack of acid? Certainly rounder, without richness and a bit short. Not a classic Raveneau.

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 15, 2014 - Dinner at Trelio (Clovis Ca.): Started pretty coiled….took some time to open, but did nicely! Classic subtle Rav….waxy yellow fruits with crisp green apple and creamy pear….bees wax, spearmint, clean sea breeze, lemon and crushed oyster shell…..again, all subtle but plenty in there! Tasty!

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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, Issue #133 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2006, Issue #129 (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 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 48 (4%)
  • In Cellars 784 (71%)
  • Consumed 271 (25%)

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