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Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 92.5 points

  • My last bottle from this batch, it had a medium yellow center and clear rims. The medium+ intensity nose featured lemons, honey, white stone, and apples.

    While this was good right out of the gate, it was better after 5+ hours of air. It was rich and ripe with lots of glycerine and great acidic cut. It was quite long.

    This was maybe the best bottle of the bunch. It showed quite well and certainly made a case that this moderate level premier cru from a so-so vintage should be taken more seriously.

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  • From the same batch as the other bottles I have reviewed, this wine was a bit darker, with a deep yellow center and clear rims. The medium intensity nose showed lemons, green apple, honeysuckle, and white stone.

    In the mouth, this wine developed quite well over the course of 6 hours. It was certainly at its best toward the end of this decant. It showed a ripe, rich texture with crisp acidity buried in substantial fruit and glycerine. The finish was quite long.

    While this wine will not compete with Grand Cru Raveneaus from great years, it is certainly a very nice wine that will continue to age well. As I have said before about Raveneau, buy it if you can find it at any reasonable price.

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  • From a nice looking bottle purchased on release, this wine had a light yellow center and clear rims. The medium+ intensity nose offered up citrus, oyster shell, almond paste, and a hint of honey.

    While his wine improved slightly over the course of 5 hours, it was good from the first pour. It was medium bodied with nice weight and good acidic crispness. I certainly enjoyed the balance between the ripe fruit and the classic Chablis dry chalky texture.

    The Raveneau magic was evident here in a pretty good premier cru from an off year. I would not guess it would get better with time, only different. Impressive!

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  • Still has a great nose of caramel, vanilla bean, truffles and minerals. Lovely orange zest and minerals on the palate. Great amount of acidity and some buttery richness on the finish. I think this is drinking as well as it can -- really surprised at how well this showed.

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  • From an excellent looking bottle, this wine had a youthful medium yellow color and clear rims. The medium intensity nose showed candied lemon, green apple, white soil, and a touch of honey.

    The mouth was also classic Raveneau, not from a hot year when the wines are thick and rich, but from a regular year where the wines are a bit more racey and more typically Chablis. This has an impressive chalky finish that shows how good Butteaux can be.

    I would say this is just coming into the zone. Drink over the next 10 years with 2+ hours of decanter time.

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