Domaine François Raveneau

Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

Light straw gold. Heavy weight in the glass. Sweet fruit nose. Notes of pineapple, sea shell, some apricot, white flowers and a little spice. Rich and fat in the mouth. Some acidity in the background. If I were to taste this blind I doubt I would guess Raveneau. But knowing the vigneron you can pick out the little notes which identify it as so. This is a pleasant drink right now with the warm vintage that provides the bright fruit with semi decent acidity. — 15 days ago

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François Lecompte

Brut Rilly-La-Montagne 1er Cru Champagne Blend Rosé

This is good. In the beginning the nose had this vitamin B thing going on, but it wasn’t in the flavors in the mouth. The second day the smell was gone but the finish has this flintstone or scooby doo vitamin thing. Could just be a light struck bottle. TBL — 16 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Tuffeaux Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has pineapple core, lemon zest and papaya peel.
Palate has oxidized orange, dried orange peel, dried lemon peel, fresh apricot, blood orange and grapefruit peel.
Either past peak or still needs more time, last time we had this bottle the sweetness was over the top ~9 years ago; still sweet but mellowed some, more oxidative than past memory.
— 20 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

A composed and lovely nose with hints of soft pretty lemon, chalk and great poise. On the palate it’s subtle but expansive. Very detailed and supple. Underneath the restraint there’s a very powerful midpalate with fruit that will last And last. Great stuff. — 15 days ago

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Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

At The Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir/Chardonnay. Quite BdB - very lemony and Chardonnay in style. So fresh and young - you would never pick this as 17 years of age. Aged 13 years on Lees. Evolving at glacial pace with developing layers of complexity. Will mature to 2030. A wonderful Champagne from the excellent 2002 vintage. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane. — 8 days ago

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Jean François Ganevat

Les Vignes de Mon Père Côtes du Jura Savagnin 2006

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Bouche à l attaque dense et pleine de sève et de fraîcheur
Vin très massif et carré qui en est qu à ses débuts
— 6 days ago

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François Raquillet

Vieilles Vignes Mercurey Chardonnay 2014

Simply delightful and crisp aromatics of honeycomb and straw — to me, that classic Burgundy, but in a reserved and dry and reserved way that I love. There is still acid here, but in balance. Vive la balance! — 7 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2000

Yellow to medium gold. Nice weight. Citrus nose with notes of apricot, some white stone and cut apples, and a little sea shell. Lots of fruit with modest acidity at the start, but then in hour 4 this powers up and gives the Raveneau richness, mouth feel and complexity. — 20 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

We can’t get enough of top shelf chenin these days. 3 hour decant, tasting as it slowly unfolds from cellar to room temp. Palate is where this shines, a real shapeshifter. Beeswax, lanolin, jasmine, finishes like a sunset—dips out of sight and leaves you with a beautiful afterglow. — 5 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Argiles Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Ultra-classic Loire Chenin. Bruised Macintosh apples dipped in honey—perfect for Rosh Hashanah dinner. Waxy, chamomile, hay. Viscous but dry. Mouthwatering acidity and minerality. — 19 days ago

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