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.
Mild if not invisible wood influence frames the restrained, fresh and admirably pure white flower, wet stone and whisper of sea breeze-inflected aromas. There is fine richness to the refined and beautifully detailed medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent intensity and length on the citrus-suffused finish where a touch of lemon rind appears. The acid spine is clearly firmer here than with any of the preceding 1ers and this should reward at least a decade of aging and perhaps even a bit more yet be approachable after only 4 to 5 if that's your preference. Tasted: Oct 2017; Drink: 2025+; Issue: 68; Rating: 93 Points: Allen Meadows; Burghound
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