Deeeeelish! Was a bit apprehensive about the vintage, but my fears were proven to be misguided. Rich, intense, a serious wine. Powerful but also graceful with some nervosite. Great performance from a vineyard and vintage I wouldn't have expected.
Not sure what to think of this, although I liked it. Not like any chardonnay I have ever had. Basically no fruit that I could recognize, but a burnt caramel aroma with the same on palate with a nice acidic kick. Minerally, stony. Kind of like a rock dipped in caramel and then charred. Drank on its own initially, then paired with an endive/radish salad (very acidic) that really made wine shine. This was first older white burgundy for me.
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(Raveneau Chablis 'Les Blanchots') during cocktail hour. 1997 whites are drinking wonderfully right now, and this Raveneau was no exception. It had typical Raveneau character with bright citrus aromas and flavors and a minerally, limy Chablis kink. Soft and round, it was pure and delightfully drinkable
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