Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.5409 ratings
9.5194 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Taken to Hawksmoor in NYC for our uncle’s 75th. Decanted in hotel for 7 hrs before dinner. Light to medium gold color, heavy in the glass. At first the nose is muted with light citrus and white flower notes. Late in the evening after 10 hrs of air this finally blossomed into the Raveneau they is known and loved. Notes of citrus fruit, ocean breeze, kiwi, white stone, white clay and tan spice. Acidity finally came on too. Great wine but still too young. Needs 5-10 years of additional age to be in the ”go” zone. 94++

Taken to Hawksmoor in NYC for our uncle’s 75th. Decanted in hotel for 7 hrs before dinner. Light to medium gold color, heavy in the glass. At first the nose is muted with light citrus and white flower notes. Late in the evening after 10 hrs of air this finally blossomed into the Raveneau they is known and loved. Notes of citrus fruit, ocean breeze, kiwi, white stone, white clay and tan spice. Acidity finally came on too. Great wine but still too young. Needs 5-10 years of additional age to be in the ”go” zone. 94++

Nov 17th, 2022
Ira Schwartz

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

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

Sep 9th, 2022
Conrad Green

Quite tightly wound still. Lifted lemon, slate and white flowers. A gorgeous nose- and really precise definition. A little tight in the end palate. In a few years this will be crazy good.

Quite tightly wound still. Lifted lemon, slate and white flowers. A gorgeous nose- and really precise definition. A little tight in the end palate. In a few years this will be crazy good.

May 25th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Light gold color, youthful and heavy in the glass. Notes of citrus, white clay, sea shells, wet river stone, kiwi and some honey. High pitched. Massive fruit and structure. This powered along all night and never slowed down. Easy to guess as the 90 Raveneau Clos as we've had this many times. A debate ensued about what is a perfect white burgundy and where this sits... it would be really hard to get better than this, IMO. Spectacular.

Tasted blind. Light gold color, youthful and heavy in the glass. Notes of citrus, white clay, sea shells, wet river stone, kiwi and some honey. High pitched. Massive fruit and structure. This powered along all night and never slowed down. Easy to guess as the 90 Raveneau Clos as we've had this many times. A debate ensued about what is a perfect white burgundy and where this sits... it would be really hard to get better than this, IMO. Spectacular.

May 7th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Day 2 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. We move to Pebble Beach the next day, where a spectacular lineup has been assembled. Tasted blind. Medium gold color. High-pitched nose. Notes of citrus, pineapple, tan spice, some honey and some sea breeze and sea shell. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Got better and better as we went back to it multiple times during the day. Guessed 90 Raveneau Clos.

Day 2 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. We move to Pebble Beach the next day, where a spectacular lineup has been assembled. Tasted blind. Medium gold color. High-pitched nose. Notes of citrus, pineapple, tan spice, some honey and some sea breeze and sea shell. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Got better and better as we went back to it multiple times during the day. Guessed 90 Raveneau Clos.

Mar 26th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Night 1 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. Light gold color. Great weight in the glass. Notes of lemon creme, white clay, white stone, honey, peach and vanilla. Fine grain acidity in the mouth. Got better and better with air over the evening. Classic Raveneau and we all guessed it as so. 95+

Night 1 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. Light gold color. Great weight in the glass. Notes of lemon creme, white clay, white stone, honey, peach and vanilla. Fine grain acidity in the mouth. Got better and better with air over the evening. Classic Raveneau and we all guessed it as so. 95+

Mar 26th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Raveneau Clos 2012 is a special wine that’s just entering its drinking window. Incredible power and concentration with riveting energy and intensity. Everything is dialed up to 10. Its aromas are captivating and its already complex and layered palate offer so much joy revealing the infinite depth of stone fruit, an oyster shell minerality and a sea breeze salinity which lead to finish that seems to go on forever. Grateful to have snagged the last bottle off the restaurant list of our wonderful hotel, Les Avizes.

Raveneau Clos 2012 is a special wine that’s just entering its drinking window. Incredible power and concentration with riveting energy and intensity. Everything is dialed up to 10. Its aromas are captivating and its already complex and layered palate offer so much joy revealing the infinite depth of stone fruit, an oyster shell minerality and a sea breeze salinity which lead to finish that seems to go on forever. Grateful to have snagged the last bottle off the restaurant list of our wonderful hotel, Les Avizes.

Nov 1st, 2021
Conrad Green

A wonderful nose. Limpid wet rocks, gentle lime, salty notes. Very raveneau- subtle but powerful with that distinctive. Kinda haunting... really broad and long. Minerality but all gently woven. Great stuff.

A wonderful nose. Limpid wet rocks, gentle lime, salty notes. Very raveneau- subtle but powerful with that distinctive. Kinda haunting... really broad and long. Minerality but all gently woven. Great stuff.

Jun 10th, 2021
Conrad Green

This is so good. Spellbinding. On first open some tropical notes: peach, greengage, passion fruit. An underlying salinity and stoniness. This is so light but really intense. Ever-changing but effortless. Over the hours in bottle it gets deeper and more profound. Absolutely stunning. So defined and gorgeous but subtle. Long. Just wow.

This is so good. Spellbinding. On first open some tropical notes: peach, greengage, passion fruit. An underlying salinity and stoniness. This is so light but really intense. Ever-changing but effortless. Over the hours in bottle it gets deeper and more profound. Absolutely stunning. So defined and gorgeous but subtle. Long. Just wow.

Oct 28th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Light gold. Looks young. Took 5 hours to open up and show its stuff. In hour 6 this was cruising. Saline and sea shells, wispy lemon fruit, some honey, some white stone. The guesses from the fellas were 2002 Rav Clos and 1996 Rav Valmur. Shows how these properly stored aged Raveneaus can age effortlessly.

Light gold. Looks young. Took 5 hours to open up and show its stuff. In hour 6 this was cruising. Saline and sea shells, wispy lemon fruit, some honey, some white stone. The guesses from the fellas were 2002 Rav Clos and 1996 Rav Valmur. Shows how these properly stored aged Raveneaus can age effortlessly.

Oct 18th, 2020