July 18, 2021 - Good focus for the vintage. Clearly Clos but did not have the length one can find in better vintages
July 19, 2020 - Dégustation a l'aveugle
Quel beau nez ! Beurré, très subtile touche de Vanille, banane, en Bouche c'est super complexe, très structuré, acidité moyenne, longue finale, ma première impression c'est que nous sommes sur un excellent Meursault. Grande surprise lors du dévoilement ! Raveneau le Clos 2009. UN MONDE de différence avec le Foret bu juste avant. Grand vin !
February 7, 2020 - Wines for the Acker Merrall Bicentennial Auction (The Pool - New York NY): Walk around tasting. From magnum. Very rich and powerful with clear Grand Cru density and so much stuffing, yet this didn't seem classically Chablis or particularly minerally, even on its (very long) finish. For Grand Cru Chablis, I would say this is "92 points" today, but I just think it needs more time and will show better with more cellar time, so I choose to be an optimist. But I would prefer other vintages for this great wine (first time I have tasted this 2009).
February 7, 2020 - Acker 2020/02: Magnum. Fresh, vibrant, not as detailed but flamboyant. 92
December 19, 2019 - The 2009 Raveneau Le Clos is showing well already. Expressive and bold with intense saline flavours and waxy texture. Though I suspect this is not Raveneau’s strongest vintage, the fruit ripeness is well balanced. Full bodied with broad-shouldered tree fruits and seashell. Drink now to 2037. (91/100)
December 4, 2019 - Initially served a bit too cold I wasn't quite so sure on this one and for me as recent Raveneau Clos experiences go the 2010 clearly had the edge and the 2008 was also superior. The 2009 is a bit fat and clumsy and I probably missed the precision and acidity.
October 27, 2019 - Magnificent. Reference standard wine that can run circles around virtually all the rest of Chablis and most of the Cote de Beaune.
Chiseled, dense, multi-layered. Needed a couple hours to reveal itself, more and more nuance with time. This wine has a unique ability to match with many dishes that commonly would be associated with red.
Majestic and beautiful, demanding attention and concentration.
September 29, 2019 - Very fresh and just a little shy at first. Really dense and sappy in the mouth, with layered of orchard fruit and preserved citrus in the mouth. It breathes to show some blossom and smoky mineral and it powerful and complex Chablis that is just starting to drink very well. So much more in the tank though.
September 23, 2019 - Uncorked 2 hours before serving into Zalto Bordeaux glass (“Flower” day): Brilliant medium golden to the eyes.
Citrus fruits like grapefruits, zest peels all wrapped in incredible elegant spices and white florals. Quite hedonistic and deep.
Great harmony of flavours on palate, signature saline minerality and perfectly judged acidity but nothing overwhelming. Calm and confident. Really flavourful and persistent finish with toasty notes.
94-95 points to me on this showing.
August 21, 2019 - Tsunami of dry extract follows the elegant, graceful, sweet attack. The length and persistence is gobsmacking. I wanted to chew this wine as much as drink it, it was so substantial, so dense. Tremendous minerality and well-balanced acidity. Aroma of white flowers and struck match are accompanied by a Montrachet-like dry honey.
A super Les Clos. This is one of the best Raveneau I have had the privilege to drink, it’s so expressive and balanced. Maybe it gets better but I can’t imagine by much, only different with extended age perhaps. I recommend to drink within a few years to enjoy this brilliant phase. This is absolutely equal to the very best vineyards and producers from Côte de Beaune.