This has been drinking so well for a decade and it aint slowing down. There's a touch of apricot to the aroma (botrytis?). You also get some toast and truffle development and a drizzle of honey. In the mouth its all dried fruits, honey and iodine. It is rich, full and textured and finished dry and minerally. It is a wine of great shape and excellent complexity.
Aged Raveneau, Dauvissat & Fevre at E&R: Totally different from the previous two. This is rich, and smells like a strong soap. Very powdery. Some veggies are present on the palate, but quickly goes to quartz, minerals, and acid. Some rich soft lemon fruit, almost sweet. Quite nice. Eruption of tartness on the finish, but it's also beautifully soft with a creamy, elegant, beautiful complexion.
Dégustation Raveneau (8 millésimes de Montée de Tonnerre et 3 de Chapelot): Plus foncé que le MDT 2000. Au nez et en bouche, vernis, botrytis, pomme brunie, anis, poire Bartlett, pêche. Plus d’acidité que le 2000, mais un profil évolué assez particulier. Pas vraiment de changement avec l’aération. Dernier de cette vague. (MDT 00 et 01 + Chapelot 01).
Nose with pine apple, pear, floral tones, followed by sweet buttery and saline tones. Taste also tropical fruit, some mocca, honey, nuts, minerals, balanced acidity. Very long and lingering finish. Lovely, enjoyed every sip of it.
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(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Light lemon yellow color; reduction, pineapple upside down cake, kumquat nose; kumquat, reduction, tart apple palate with a little oxidation, disappointing; medium-plus finish (since I had a lovely bottle of this a month ago, I know this was just an unfortunate, oxidized one)
(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre) Light golden yellow color; nice, expressive, lemon, white flower, grapefruit nose; medium bodied, complex, poised, tart lemon, tart apple, floral palate with medium-plus acidity, that ideally still needs another two-plus years; medium-plus finish
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