Dinner at Yann's (Flatiron, NYC): Gold. This was wickedly closed, so I left it sitting in the glass for ~3 hours. Now, at last, it has turned into Chablis on the nose (it was much closer to Puligny earlier). Quite tropical, but in great control, cream and grilled pineapple. The palate is mellow and resolved, extremely rich, and perhaps could use a little more acidity -- but Raveneau or not, it is a 23 y.o. 1990 from Les Clos! (And I don't require, or necessarily even want, that combination to be a model of precision) Good length. Ready plus, but not going anywhere quickly. Lots of butter (and more pineapple) on the finish, atypical but delicious.
Initially the nose was not showing that well. Later it started to open up with some peach, melon and tangerine. The acidity of this wine really called the attention- outstanding sharpness and freshness on the palate. Which combined with more developed flavors and notes that were more on the side of tropical fruits. Long finish with amazing concentration of flavors. I was very impressed by this wine! I don't know if there's been a lot of bottle variation but my impression is that this wine is tremendous. It won't probably benefit from extra cellar time because I think the fruit will start to die. This is the wine that makes me want cellar bottles from the best appellations and best producers.
Deep, dark yellow colour. Tonnes of bacon on the nose. And some abricot and peach. Very fat and flowy. Wonderful structure and definition. A rich and creamy texture that sweeps across the palate very effortlessly. Remarkably balanced wine with a one minute finish.
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(Raveneau Chablis Les Clos) Can’t say no to Les Clos. The nose reminded me of a stony waterfall in the Amazon, with of touch of sweet cotton candy and a twist of citrus. It was also waxy. The mouth was rich and honeyed with great citrus and wax flavors, a continuum of the nose.
(Raveneau Chablis 'Les Clos') was spectacular. This vintage has always been a home run for Raveneau, and the Les Clos lived up to my previous experiences with any and all Raveneaus from this vintage. It had a very pungent nose full of anise and wet stones, brimming with citrus peel and ripe, gamy, marinated white meat. There was great balance, great structure, great flavor, great spice and great length. Yes, it was pretty damn great
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