White

2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Chablis
  • Chablis 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • dream Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 19, 2019 - A perfect bottle showing beautifully with plenty of zingy acidity but it's well-integrated into the wine. There is succulent lemony fruit along with hints of clove and oyster shell minerals. It has that light yet oily texture of aged Raveneau with nice tertiary notes on the very complex finish of brioche and sweet chalk. Gorgeous and at plateau.

  • fcxj wrote: 90 points

    August 9, 2019 - Hint of peach on nose, felt advanced. Linear, sweet palate.

  • NYC_Maenad Likes this wine:

    April 28, 2019 - Opened about 30 minutes prior to drinking. We discussed decanting, but ultimately didn’t. Served slightly chilled in Riedel Burgundy stems. Shimmery gold colored with a green tinge. The nose was powerful right from the start, with lime, shortbread, and oyster shells – still quite primary, especially on opening. There was a buttery edge for sure, but nothing overtly oaky. In the mouth, it was both broad and deep, the kind of mouthfeel that makes you want to take a huge sip all at once. We’re talking Raveneau broad, though, not broad in overall Chablis terms, let alone white burgundy. True to the vineyard, which I consider a lesser premier cru in his lineup, it was a little light through the mid and not perfectly focused or elegant, but it never went over the line into flabby, and in fact became more and more taught with air. Time may well help flesh out that mid-palate. I have to say, this was a truly glorious bottle of Chablis, exactly what I’d hope for from producer, vintage and vineyard. I loved it. It was the first bottle from a straight case that has been resting a long time in our cellar. If this bottle was indicative, we have years of spectacular drinking ahead. It seemed unaware, let alone concerned by, the years under its belt. It was everyone's WOTN with stiff competition. Oh – and we should have decanted it!

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  • dpc123 Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 24, 2019 - Still remarkably fresh and begging for a plate of oysters. No secondary characteristics. Just a fresh, delicious Chablis

  • dream Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 13, 2019 - Beautiful nose of sweet butter, limes and oyster shells. Richly fruited although in an elegant package with delicious flavors of lemon/lime, clove and brown spices. Saline and succulence lead to a maturing finish with notes of caramel and sea shore. So complex on the finish with some remaining dry extract and yet a delicate sweetness on the back-end. This is a perfect bottle and hitting its plateau now and about as good a bottle of Rav Butteaux as I’ve had. Opened 3 hours before consumption and drunk at cellar temperature.

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  • By John Gilman
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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/27/2011 (link) 94 points

    (François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux) Light golden yellow color; rich, intriguing, tart apple, white flower, anise nose; tight, tart lemon, lime, oyster jus, saline, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White
  • Producer François Raveneau
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Butteaux
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 595 (59%)
  • Consumed 396 (40%)

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