Rare visit to these pages these days. Alcohol free life now......... But I did have the opportunity to taste three wines of which I thought it would be of interest to write down my thoughts. This was the best 1er cru chablis I've tasted. Compared to the Blanchots of the same year this was a lot fuller/richer but without being over the top. A lovely maturity and would think it's perfect right now with briny seashell character.
Tonight this did not live up to the previous tasting notes. The aromatics were muted at best. The palate lacking any characteristic other than a watery chardonnay. Disappointing and I would not rebuy. I have to think that although this wasn't flawed, it is not representative of others experiences. No score given.
Wow, another great '02 Raveneau. Singing. Barely darkening in gold color. Fresh and clean nice with no signs of age. Ethereally light on the palate with a mid-palate burst of juicy steely minerally truffley goodness. Sure emptied fast.
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(Raveneau Chablis 'Montee de Tonnerre') was the official white for the evening, and it was another delightful Chablis. There was more intensity to this premier cru than its older, grand cru sibling, due both to the age difference and perhaps the vintage difference too. There was more vim and vigor here with lots of minerals and spices, and a long, regal finish. Tasty and tangy, the 2002 was excellent stuff
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