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.
There is an interesting minty hint to the wonderfully elegant and overtly floral-suffused aromas of citrus confit, shellfish and green apple. The almost painfully intense middleweight flavors possess strikingly good transparency on the borderline aggressively stony, focused and impressively long finish. I very much like the inherent sophistication as well as the overall sense of balance. In a word, stunning. Date: Aug 2023; Drink: 2033+; Issue: 92; Rating 94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2021 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre is also a strong performance in this more challenging year, revealing a classic bouquet of citrus oil, crisp green apple, white flowers, iodine and freshly baked bread, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny palate that's impressively deep and layered, with racy but nicely integrated structuring acids. Date: Sept 2023; Drink: 2025-2045; Rating: 93 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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