Domaine François Raveneau

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

While not my favorite vintage for Raveneau, I’ve been finding many other 16’s to be in a great spot of late, much more so than even just a year ago continuing to prove the frost laden growing season has become a year of terroir over vintage for white burg. 2016 Valmur is excellent tonight, and a requested pre-dinner multi hour decant served perfectly to reveal its layered aromatic complexity and depth of yellow fruit, exotic spice, crème fraîche and wet stones. The palate is rich, deep and textural, really filling out with air, continuing to gain in weight and power and concluding with an incredibly persistent saline and mineral inflicted finish. Last sips were the best. Code yellow ftw ✨ — a day ago

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François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2020 Les Choisilles offers a floral and pear-like aromatic character. It's round and ripe with good grip on the finish, which could be a result of the vintage having had little juice in it; the wines have excellent structure and fruit purity. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 8 days ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Pinnacle of Chablis - waxy citrus in all its glory with a pearled mouth feel. Head and shoulders above all others. — a month ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2006

I was the only one at the table that found this to be ready to drink. Tremendous freshness on the nose and palate. It was showing wonderful citrus notes & minerals along with some hints of tropical fruit ( sign of the vintage imo).
A tremendous match with scallop coquilles St.-Jacques
— 16 days ago

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Brandon Beldengreen-Karas

Brandon Beldengreen-Karas

I see that DRC in the background

Domaine François Raveneau

Chablis Chardonnay 2015

Chalky limestone with lyophilized lemon rind and pith. So pure and simple with perfectly round and smooth body. If natural had a taste, this is it. Like hand wringing a root into the glass. — a month ago

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François Chidaine

Les Tuffeaux Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

$35. And well balanced acid and sugar as one would expect from a first rate Loire producer, essentially a Vouvray — 9 months ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Along with 02, 04 and 10, 08 is one of my absolute favorite vintages from Raveneau. Tonight it is excellent and still markedly youthful. A multi hour decant brings out its superb weight, density, waxy yellow fruit and stony minerality with piercing lemony acids and saline driven finish. 2008 for me, is all about that Chablisian balance: proper levels of richness and acid, ripeness and minerality. Code yellow 🥳 — a month ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

Taken to the Forest Theater in Carmel. Light gold color. Quiet nose. Soft notes of some citrus and sweet fruit. No flaws but overall uninspiring. Seems like Chez Raveneau missed with this one. — a month ago

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@Mike Saviage Prob just not enough air time? I always open these several hours in advance and then recork for taking to the event
Mike Saviage

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@Doug Powers @Eric Urbani Ha! Search my TNs and you’ll more btls of aged Raveneau than probably anyone on this board. Many of them 20+ years old. This had ~3 hrs in a decanter. Just not loving the 04 MdT… As Meadows says, “tasted multiple times with consistent notes”
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Mike Saviage, not in any way questioning what you tasted. Like you, I only drink older Raveneau (newest vintage I have is 1990), and actually had a completely dead bottle of 1986 Les Clos that I posted on earlier this year. As my brother always tells me, there are no great wines, just great bottles!! Cheers!

Domaine François Carillon

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Rock solid delicious wine. Easy to drink. Glad I have more. — 20 days ago

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