Full yellow color. The first scent is one of truffles, but then it is incredibly fresh and amazingly complex with saline and iodine notes, crystallized orange peel, and even some vanilla bean. Hallmark Raveneau texture, perfectly ripe citrus fruit, and then vibrant acidity and a scintillating stony finish. Oddly enough, I've tried this at 3 year intervals since 2005. In both 2008 and 2011, the Chapelot seemed very atypical for Chablis. Not tonight, though. Exciting, beautifully balanced Chablis that reminded me of how perfect the sugar/acid tension potentially can be in 2002. Fabulous bottle.
Initially I got some oak on the nose, but this seemed to resolve with time in the glass. Certainly much richer than the 04 Dauvissat Forest. Plenty of fruit. More density and extract. Nice length...my favorite of the 4 wines served.
Fantastisk, moden og sødmefull nese av nektarin, sitronskall (nesten bakt, som i biscotti), honning og noe vanilje. Svakt, svakt hint av røk. Silkebløt, smidig og glatt frukt. Rik, intens, fet og sødmefull, men klokkeklar. Utsøkt, poengtert syre med en fantastisk brodd i avslutningen. Flott lengde. Fantastisk vin! Trengte litt luft, men drikker himmelsk nå. Passer til ost.
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(François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Chapelot) Light canary yellow color; sulfur, mineral nose initially, opens to a lovely bright lemon, citrus and mineral nose; tasty, tart, mineral palate with high acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.