What a beautiful wine that has added depth and complexity to a pure and beautifully balanced palate. It just kept evolving in the glass with each sip and finished with length and elegance. To really appreciate this wine, do not put it in an ice bucket, as it really blossoms as it warms up a bit.
Raveneau's Montée de Tonnerre is young but already drinking very well, with a lovely bouquet of candied lemons, lanolin, honeysuckle and wet stones. On the palate, the wine is deep, pure, and beautifully textural, with zesty acidity and lovely intensity.
10 Vintages of Raveneau MdT 02 thru 12 (minus the 06), poured at a VVW sit down tasting. My last place wine. This wine showed some corkiness, there was a good wine underneath the TCA but unfortunately not a great showing.
Pale colour with a tinge of gold. Nose just alluring with pear, grapefruit and apple. Touches of lemon, straw and boiled sweets. Palate just a little round for classic Chablis but a beautiful mineral finish with great length. Beautiful Chablis with some maturity really adding to the finish.
Decanted and poured, this bottle gave a similar showing to previous encounter with this wine. Again, this bottle gives a very good to excellent showing without providing a more compelling impression. This wine is probably at or around it peak. The wine shows no signs of fading but does not leave the impression that it will give a more persuasive showing in the future.
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(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
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