The most sublime and the most celebrated estate of Chablis, the wines of Domaine Raveneau are a rare find—exceptional because the vineyard holdings are almost entirely made of grand cru and premier cru fruit, painfully finite as so few are produced, outstanding because of their tremendous quality and consistency, and unusual given the modesty of the vignerons who create these world-class wines.
Here there is just a bit more freshness to the ripe aromas of grapefruit, quinine and sea breeze. The overtly rich and lush medium-bodied flavors possess an opulent mouth feel along with a lovely texture while offering markedly better complexity on the balanced and lingering finish. This is really quite pretty and while I wouldn't describe it as classic, its Chablis origins are evident. Tasted: Oct 19; Drink: 2022+; Issue: 76; Rating 88-91 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Aromas of green apples, white flowers, citrus rind and freshly baked bread preface the 2018 Chablis Villages, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise wine that's a bit more complete and tensile than the Petit Chablis that preceded it, concluding with a long, saline finish. This is the 11th vintage in which Raveneau has produced a Chablis AOC bottling, and its open, expressive profile should guarantee that it gives enormous pleasure straight out of the gates. Tasted: Aug 19; Drink: NA; Rating: 88-90 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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