Drank at L'Hostellerie des Clos in Chablis, so I'd expect the bottle has never left the village. From the PC Butteaux, a sub-climat of PC Montmains, on the left bank. Beautiful golden colour. As expected, the nose has evolved beautifully, containing a world in it. Nuts, honey, toffee, forest floor, sweet ripe and fruitiness. Still vibrant and full of life, surprisingly acidic considering the age and vintage. Excellent, and ready to drink.
Golden color with a potent nose of lemon, guava and limestone. I would say there are some very subtle hints of premox here but for now the wine gets away with it because the signature Raveneau acidity and minerality win the day. Finishes complex with flavors of limestone minerals, sea shells and chalk.
Clear, deep yellow. Explosive nose of lemon, butterscotch and honey, even a faint trace of liquorice. Unctuous and exotic on the palate, with the typical lemon and minerality one comes to expect. Clings to the mouth with a long finish. Mellowing a little but still delicious.
aromas of intense ripe lemon, limestone minerality, white flowers and honey. refined and elegant and wonderfully balanced. wonderful round mouthfeel with juicy acidity and great concentration on the palate. finishes long.
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(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux) Group's #8 (my #7) – 106 pts.; 0, 0, 2, 4 – pale canary yellow color; European butter, straw and sweet lemon nose; tight on entry, tart citrus mid-palate with a touch of TCA wet cardboard on the edges (not noticeable on the nose); medium finish
(Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru "Butteaux") This was pretty tight but really on at the same time. Lots of lemon and mineral on the nose. Pretty thick on the palate with nice richness and stoniness. Laserlike purity with tons of candied lemons and a slight honeyed element. But razorlike acidity focused it all into a tight little core. Improved throughout the night but has a ways to go. Hands off.
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