spectacular nose of honey, white flowers, wet stones. flavor profile and structure stand out with beeswax, honey, crushed rocks, and lemon peel. what a wine- for a so-so vintage? crushingly good. sadly, my last bottle. happy chinese new year!
This is an absolutely gorgeous wine, and to think I was worried it might be over. Small amount of funk that blew off quickly and reavealed gorgeous fruit with incredible mineral backbone. Incredible nose and equally beautiful palate. Better than the 1995 Foret by the same producer had earlier this year. Now I get Raveneau!
Reductive, funky, virile and absolutely spectacular right away. Must have been a real beast when it was younger. Has loads of mineral definition and out of three bottles I bought this is the pick by a long way. We tasted this after a Leflaive 94 Chevalier which was really good but this was better.A very complex bouquet not showing any signs of fading with just a hint of almond like nuttiness letting you know it's not a pup. A wonderful core of minerality like it was carved straight out of the Kimmeridgian gives this soul, creamy texture completes the package making this an almost perfect 1er cru from an unsung vintage. Awesome!
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(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux) Group's #2 (my #1) – 77 pts; 4, 1, 3, 2 – light golden color; creamy lemon chiffon nose with a hint of oyster mushroom; light, elegant sweet lemon entry with underlying mineral and butter on mid-palate; gorgeous buttery medium-plus finish 95 pts. (most classically, minerally Chablis, with years to go yet)