Light gold color. Not a whole lot on the nose, a faint sense of honey, sea salt and maybe a little matchstick. Very light and elegant, not your typical chablis flavors, with very little acidity to balance. Blind I would have guessed white bordeaux. The honey note carried through on the finish. I liked this a lot initially until we popped the Coche and then it was no contest! I went back to it later and the finish was short, with little remaining fruit. Drink em if you got em.
David's 50th (Canberra, Australia): Honeyed nose, with lemon and sesame over the top of some slightly oxidative characters. The good weight on the palate is spoiled by some heat and some more oxidative characters. Improved slightly to the final score with food, but drink now based on this bottle.
Absolutely delicious aged chablis with pretty chalk, lemon and mineral flavors. It ramps up another notch on the finish with a fabulous intensity of fruit and mineral flavors that are still pinpoint and sharp. Began to fade some after 2 hours so this is quite ready now. Shocking how the Raveneau's basically blew away the other whites on the table.
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(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux) Group's #4 (my #2) – 80 pts; 1, 3, 2, 0 – pale greenish canary yellow; light mineral and savory nose; lovely, rich and buttery in a good way, with good acidity tangy citrus and an elegant medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
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