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.
A discreet touch of wood sets off the cool and notably floral and citrus-suffused aromas that are composed mainly of ripe white and yellow fruit and petrol nuances. There is once again good volume and mid-palate fat to the rich, round and seductive flavors that are at once sleek but generous, all wrapped in a more complex and persistent finale that also evidences a subtle trace of warmth. Tasted: Oct 17; Drink: 2022+; Issue: 89; Rating 89 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Forets has a tightly wound bouquet, perhaps a little resinous compared to other premier crus, with a touch of nutmeg developing with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with a citric twist on the entry—touches of orange zest and clementine leading to a pretty, poised and quite elegant finish. What a beauty this Forêts is becoming. Tasted: Sept 17; Drink: 2019-2032; Rating: 92 Points; Neil Martin; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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