#BYOB - Big vocal nose, full of browned nutty butter, popcorn and corn on the cob. But there's a stony minerality as well, almost chenin blanc-like, with damp gravel and wet wool.
Full bodied, with massive concentration and a smooth and creamy texture. There's a high piercing acidity, and a dry finish together with slight bitterness. This just kept growing, and growing during the tasting.
Tasted blind, this wine had a very light yellow center with clear rims. The medium+ intensity nose of lemon, vanilla, stone, and a hint of spearmint.
It it did seem like Raveneau for a long time. Not surprisingly, it need a ton of air. It was medium bodied with lovely balance and great acidity. This is still too young and needs time. While Raveneau is always interesting, this bottle suggests 1998 doesn't have the makings of a great vintage.
dinner with the Maddings, this wine drank well but was more round and creamy than i would have expected, no citrus to speak of, instead mostly minerals and lanolin and a creamy texture… i like them with more bit for sure but this drank nicely and was enjoyed by all
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(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Earthy, sweet butter and mineral nose; silky mouth feel, great sweet butter and lemon palate with minerals; medium-plus finish 95+ pts. (with celery root and prosciutto course at Rubicon)