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 brooding if broad-ranging nose features notes of green fruit, white flowers, iodine, ocean breeze and a touch of mineral reduction that is also trimmed in just enough wood to mention. The rich, powerful and very concentrated broad-shouldered flavors are pungently saline, indeed this is almost salty, while the focused and driving finish also delivers huge persistence. This almost painfully intense effort is also indisputably built-to-age and a wine that will also need a minimum of 10 years of cellaring to be approachable. Date: Oct 2021; Drink: 2034+; Issue: 84; Rating 96 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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