Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.3792 ratings
9.3380 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

11’ Raveneau always on the savory side but its herbal qualities made for a great match with the food at Jua, Korean tasting menu.

11’ Raveneau always on the savory side but its herbal qualities made for a great match with the food at Jua, Korean tasting menu.

May 9th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Light gold color. Has a nose that immediately takes me to Chablis. Notes of honey, citrus, wet river stone, ocean breeze, tan spice and white chalky soil. Perfectly balanced in the mouth with lots of fruit and acidity. Screams Raveneau. I guess 2000 Raveneau Valmur. Had this side by side with the 2000 Fevre Clos… the 2000 Raveneau Butteaux had 4 hours of air in the decanter, the 2000 Fevre Clos only 30 min… it clearly showed (1) why you age Chablis and (2) why you give them hours of air to open before consumption. The Raveneau was outstanding and the Fevre didn’t have time to show its expression.

Tasted blind. Light gold color. Has a nose that immediately takes me to Chablis. Notes of honey, citrus, wet river stone, ocean breeze, tan spice and white chalky soil. Perfectly balanced in the mouth with lots of fruit and acidity. Screams Raveneau. I guess 2000 Raveneau Valmur. Had this side by side with the 2000 Fevre Clos… the 2000 Raveneau Butteaux had 4 hours of air in the decanter, the 2000 Fevre Clos only 30 min… it clearly showed (1) why you age Chablis and (2) why you give them hours of air to open before consumption. The Raveneau was outstanding and the Fevre didn’t have time to show its expression.

Feb 15th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Drank side by side with 2007. This 08 has the edge for greater intensity, depth and weight. 4 hour decant for each, and that is always key with Raveneau or you’ll never experience the true magic of Chez Raveneau.

Drank side by side with 2007. This 08 has the edge for greater intensity, depth and weight. 4 hour decant for each, and that is always key with Raveneau or you’ll never experience the true magic of Chez Raveneau.

Jan 13th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Drank side by side with 2008. 08 with the edge for greater intensity, depth and weight. 4 hour decant for each, and that is always key with Raveneau or you’ll never experience the true magic of Chez Raveneau.

Drank side by side with 2008. 08 with the edge for greater intensity, depth and weight. 4 hour decant for each, and that is always key with Raveneau or you’ll never experience the true magic of Chez Raveneau.

Jan 13th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Medium gold, heavy in the glass. Awesome aged Raveneau nose. Notes of citrus, kimmeridgian white stone and light colored dirt, some honey, some spice. Great mouth feel, with acidity that powered up over 4-5 hours. Awesome with some angel hair pasta and shrimp, looking out over the Kohala Coast.

Medium gold, heavy in the glass. Awesome aged Raveneau nose. Notes of citrus, kimmeridgian white stone and light colored dirt, some honey, some spice. Great mouth feel, with acidity that powered up over 4-5 hours. Awesome with some angel hair pasta and shrimp, looking out over the Kohala Coast.

Dec 30th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

So good. Just kept building with incredible weight and intensity. Enjoyed along side MDT 2004 and 2008 and Dauvissat Clos 2004.

So good. Just kept building with incredible weight and intensity. Enjoyed along side MDT 2004 and 2008 and Dauvissat Clos 2004.

Oct 7th, 2020
Conrad Green

Very bright and fruity. Almost exotic for Raveneau: greengage, lime, salinity, stones. Really engaging and delicious

Very bright and fruity. Almost exotic for Raveneau: greengage, lime, salinity, stones. Really engaging and delicious

Aug 3rd, 2020
Conrad Green

Bright, precise, Lemon oil and limestone. Good stuff.

Bright, precise, Lemon oil and limestone. Good stuff.

Aug 1st, 2020
Conrad Green

Gorgeously lifted and chalk on the nose. Subtle flowers and oyster shells with lime and salinity. Great focus and precision.

Gorgeously lifted and chalk on the nose. Subtle flowers and oyster shells with lime and salinity. Great focus and precision.

Jul 4th, 2020
Conrad Green

A glorious wine. 2011 Raveneau are great. Light, bright, transparent, lucid. An intense rock pool nose with slate, lime, honeysuckle. A touch of grapefruit. Quite light on the palate but very defined and delicious. Not super long on the finish but refreshing and complex. Perfect with the lobster salad. A study in the power of complexity over power and focus over richness.

A glorious wine. 2011 Raveneau are great. Light, bright, transparent, lucid. An intense rock pool nose with slate, lime, honeysuckle. A touch of grapefruit. Quite light on the palate but very defined and delicious. Not super long on the finish but refreshing and complex. Perfect with the lobster salad. A study in the power of complexity over power and focus over richness.

Jun 10th, 2020