Purchased off the wine list at La Cagouille. Served at a cool, not cold temperature. The sommelier, who visits the domaine yearly, mentioned that after wondering for years how one was to remove the wax covering when opening the bottle, asked the Raveneau brothers. "They said just plunge right in with the corkscrew", which is what he did. Pristine white gold color. Nose of white stone, gun flint, oyster shell, alpine floral notes, grapefruit, a bit of apple core. Ethereal, persistent layers of citrus, granny apple, and hints of white peach laced with flint and aristocratic steely spine on the palate. The whole thing unfolded like the opening of a flower. Bright, incisive acidity and long finish of mouth-watering mineral, white fruit, and poised grip. The combination of this wine and the expert presentation of superb seafood at La Cagouille was a great way to begin our trip.
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Burgundy, Piedmont, Riesling, Champ and Sautenres (Blacksalt, Washington DC): Nice to compare to the 08 as both nicely reflects the vintage characters. Very floral and pure nose displaying lemon curd, lemon zest, cool mountain stream, light honey, wet stone and seashell. Medium concentration, very pure and cool palate, bright acidity, strong presence of mineral and lovely cool mineral driven finish. Some tasters comments that this is tighter. For my palate, this is slightly less concentrated and coiled but fresher and cooler. Excellent showing which is not surprising for Raveneau.
Tasted over 3 hrs -translucent light gold-green -subtle sea breeze lanolin faint oak -med+ acidity with ample viscosity that still gives a soft-ish mouthfeel, med weight builds up to faded lemon sappiness that finally finishes long with a touch of caramel -doing well now on a mature plateau, wood is evident but not intrusive, powerfully understated in typical Raveneau fashion
very nice -- and very unique combination of chablis like cut and acidity, but at the very same time there was a lingering richness / vanillin roundness to it... had something for all and in that sense a true study in contrasts... I liked it
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