Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.5357 ratings
9.5167 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

Ready and open for business layers of fruit with dry extract of apricot , peach and Golden raisin with accents of mint , saline and minerals . A serious bottle that is open for business !

Ready and open for business layers of fruit with dry extract of apricot , peach and Golden raisin with accents of mint , saline and minerals . A serious bottle that is open for business !

Jun 9th, 2019
Mike Saviage

M’s bday dinner (3/12). Tasted blind. Light to medium gold color. Sweeter nose than the just tasted 92 Niellon Batard. Notes of lemon, citrus, some clove, white crushed stone and honey. Rich with fine grained acidity. Guessed 92 Leflaive Chevy. It’s not the first time I’ve guessed old Rav to be old Leflaive. The subtle but consistent acidity matched the exotic ripe fruit and minerality. My favorite white of the evening.

M’s bday dinner (3/12). Tasted blind. Light to medium gold color. Sweeter nose than the just tasted 92 Niellon Batard. Notes of lemon, citrus, some clove, white crushed stone and honey. Rich with fine grained acidity. Guessed 92 Leflaive Chevy. It’s not the first time I’ve guessed old Rav to be old Leflaive. The subtle but consistent acidity matched the exotic ripe fruit and minerality. My favorite white of the evening.

May 27th, 2019
Conrad Green

Super pretty and fine. Bright white flowers, honey and some very pretty peachy notes. Oily in texture with amazing clarity and definition. Really complex and surprisingly deep for 2011. Very classy stuff. Also very young, but a bit wow.

Super pretty and fine. Bright white flowers, honey and some very pretty peachy notes. Oily in texture with amazing clarity and definition. Really complex and surprisingly deep for 2011. Very classy stuff. Also very young, but a bit wow.

May 2nd, 2019
Mike Saviage

Acquired from the Don Stott cellar. 2 cm fill for a 33 yr old bottle. Medium gold color. Notes of apricot, honey, clove, white clay earth and some spice. Lots of acidity in the mouth. Great length in the finish. The fine-grained acidity lingers, and with air the profile gets a bit sweeter. Was still singing 8 hours into the evening. Great wine. BDay dinner 5/12.

Acquired from the Don Stott cellar. 2 cm fill for a 33 yr old bottle. Medium gold color. Notes of apricot, honey, clove, white clay earth and some spice. Lots of acidity in the mouth. Great length in the finish. The fine-grained acidity lingers, and with air the profile gets a bit sweeter. Was still singing 8 hours into the evening. Great wine. BDay dinner 5/12.

Aug 4th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Fun story about this wine. I bought it in 2004 and it’s been sitting with another hundred bottles of wine in a French friends root cellar near Chablis since then. A week ago I picked up all the bottles and brought them to Beaune.

Fun story about this wine. I bought it in 2004 and it’s been sitting with another hundred bottles of wine in a French friends root cellar near Chablis since then. A week ago I picked up all the bottles and brought them to Beaune.

Jul 1st, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Saline mineral stone fruits and citrus incredible balance freshness a wow wine tasted at Troisgros .

Saline mineral stone fruits and citrus incredible balance freshness a wow wine tasted at Troisgros .

Jun 9th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Light straw gold color. Young and vibrant in the glass. Notes of white stone, chalk, honey and clay. Early on it's thin and shows as very young. Was told this had 90 min of air and i guessed 2000 Rav MdT. But with more the wine improves dramatically over 3 hours... every attribute improved and expanded. Can't wait to try again this in 5 yrs when I'm sure it will be even better.

Tasted blind. Light straw gold color. Young and vibrant in the glass. Notes of white stone, chalk, honey and clay. Early on it's thin and shows as very young. Was told this had 90 min of air and i guessed 2000 Rav MdT. But with more the wine improves dramatically over 3 hours... every attribute improved and expanded. Can't wait to try again this in 5 yrs when I'm sure it will be even better.

Apr 7th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

10

A pinnacle bottle, dense but weightless, perfectly laced up and down with elements of minerality, floral citrus and spiced wood intensity which is on another level. Drinking quite wonderfully.

A pinnacle bottle, dense but weightless, perfectly laced up and down with elements of minerality, floral citrus and spiced wood intensity which is on another level. Drinking quite wonderfully.

Mar 24th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Light gold. Heavy in the glass. Memorable nose with notes of lemon, cardamom spice, white stone, mint and a little honey. At first, quiet and shy. After 4-5 hours of air this blossomed, and the structure and acidity came on. Lasting finish, coats the palate. Not the biggest of Clos, but still a really great experience. When you hit on one of these, it's a great night regardless of the other bottles.

Light gold. Heavy in the glass. Memorable nose with notes of lemon, cardamom spice, white stone, mint and a little honey. At first, quiet and shy. After 4-5 hours of air this blossomed, and the structure and acidity came on. Lasting finish, coats the palate. Not the biggest of Clos, but still a really great experience. When you hit on one of these, it's a great night regardless of the other bottles.

Jan 27th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.9

Lemon infused stone, sweet florals, dry honey, crystalline, deliciously complex, weightless and pure. What a beautiful bottle

Lemon infused stone, sweet florals, dry honey, crystalline, deliciously complex, weightless and pure. What a beautiful bottle

Dec 7th, 2017