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.
2002 Champagne and Burgundy dinner with Eric (Chez Billy Sud - Washington DC): Expressive nose displaying citrus fruits, oyster brine, butter, white flowers, spicy spices, delicate perfume and wet stone. Incredible purity and mineral expression, saline, very precise and linear. Incredibly enjoyable. This is why people get hooked on white Burgundy. Very consistent with the last bottle from a different source.
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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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