This is the first wine in the range to display any appreciable reduction and in this case it's enough to presently dominate the nose. Otherwise there is good freshness and verve to the big-bodied, muscular and powerful flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that coats the palate while buffering the impressively long, lemony, chiseled and mildly austere finish that is not quite as dry as that of the Vaillons. Impressive. Tasted: Oct 2015; Drink: 2024+; Issue: 60; Rating: 92-94 Points; Don't Miss!; Allen Meadows - Burghound

There is a wisp of exotic fruit to the mineral reduction, quinine and lychee nut aromas. As is usually the case, the broad-shouldered and powerful flavors possess plenty of size, weight and mid-palate density thanks to the abundant level of dry extract that also coats the palate on the overtly powerful if slightly warm finish. This isn't refined, indeed it's borderline rustic but it should amply reward up to a decade of cellaring. Tasted: Oct 18; Drink: 2022+; Issue: 72; Comments: Outstanding; Rating 91 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound

Raveneau's 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux is excellent, offering up a youthfully reserved bouquet of apple, white peach, beeswax and dried flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with lovely texture, considerable mid-palate amplitude and a bright line of acidity, concluding with a firm, salty finish that balances its somewhat gourmand attack. Along with the Vaillons, the Butteaux stood out as one of the most complete of Raveneau's premiers crus this year, revealing more and more nuance over several days. Right now, it's quite closed, but I won't be surprised if it becomes quite musky and exotic after a few years in the cellar. Tasted: Sept 18; Drink: 2020-2033; Rating: 93 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

 

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SKU 19474
Brand Raveneau
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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