Very clean nose, some lemon and broth elements. Surprisingly accessible palate, light with good flavor intensity and a surprising lack of acidity and grip for a young Raveneau. Drinking very well at this young age, with enough complexity to make it interesting.
Chablis-athon (Chicago, IL): One of my perennial jokes about this vineyard involves the Sir Mix-A-Lot classic, "I like big Butteaux and I cannot lie." Irreverence aside, this really wasn't a big Butteaux at all. Nice and firm but demure and not showing very much at the moment besides some slight mineral and saline notes. On the other hand, the acidity on this could generate way more electricity than all of Miley's twerking ever will.
Pretty, quite delicate and precise, but a bit understated at the moment, also compared to the somewhat more intense MdT of the same vintage. Gives more on the palate than on the nose, at least for the first couple of hours. The balance is impeccable and the finish is long and complex. I'm a believer in an even brighter future.
March Dinner Offline: Plenty of interest on the nose, incense spice, lemon, smoke and orange. Good persistence and length, very fine and detailed. Approachable already with some lovely fruit, but also has the structure to age and develop really nicely.
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