Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.331 ratings
9.414 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
Conrad Green

Punchy. Some tropical notes- lychee, lemon, peach, salinity on the nose. Good balance in the mid palate and good length. Atypical but good.

Punchy. Some tropical notes- lychee, lemon, peach, salinity on the nose. Good balance in the mid palate and good length. Atypical but good.

Jun 24th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

MDT side by side I’ve always wanted to do! 😍

François Raveneau “Montée de Tonnerre” 2013- Now for Raveneau’s MDT where the Domaine has always particularly excelled. Similarly floral and elegant in its bouquet, it is more powerful than the Dauvissat, and there is additional emphasis on its freshness, salinity and crushed oyster shell minerality. The palate shows excellent depth, texture and waxy yellow fruit that’s driven home by a racy citrus inflicted acidity that leads to its long and vibrant finish.

This was a much closer “race” than I anticipated, and only a slight overall edge goes to Raveneau for its power, vibrancy, depth and texture. The Dauvissat is more open, requiring less time to show all that it can be, but that wasn’t a surprise so the Raveneau was given a bit more air. The Dauvissat may even be a bit more complex at this stage in its life but the Raveneau seemingly will be longer lived. (Although still an early drinking vintage especially by Raveneau standards). Most importantly it was a great side by side that I hope to do again! 🙌🏻

MDT side by side I’ve always wanted to do! 😍

François Raveneau “Montée de Tonnerre” 2013- Now for Raveneau’s MDT where the Domaine has always particularly excelled. Similarly floral and elegant in its bouquet, it is more powerful than the Dauvissat, and there is additional emphasis on its freshness, salinity and crushed oyster shell minerality. The palate shows excellent depth, texture and waxy yellow fruit that’s driven home by a racy citrus inflicted acidity that leads to its long and vibrant finish.

This was a much closer “race” than I anticipated, and only a slight overall edge goes to Raveneau for its power, vibrancy, depth and texture. The Dauvissat is more open, requiring less time to show all that it can be, but that wasn’t a surprise so the Raveneau was given a bit more air. The Dauvissat may even be a bit more complex at this stage in its life but the Raveneau seemingly will be longer lived. (Although still an early drinking vintage especially by Raveneau standards). Most importantly it was a great side by side that I hope to do again! 🙌🏻

Nov 29th, 2021
Conrad Green

Bright and refined. Plush with time but restrained next to the PReusses from dauvissat a bit under.

Bright and refined. Plush with time but restrained next to the PReusses from dauvissat a bit under.

Mar 27th, 2021
Conrad Green

Corked bit still pretty underneath

Corked bit still pretty underneath

Aug 9th, 2020
Conrad Green

A very youthful and vital nose with white flowers, greengage, lime, wet stone. Still quite primary but very uplifting. On the palate slightly sweet and quite intense. Lovely presence with prominent fresh green fruit. Very good but has a long life ahead.

A very youthful and vital nose with white flowers, greengage, lime, wet stone. Still quite primary but very uplifting. On the palate slightly sweet and quite intense. Lovely presence with prominent fresh green fruit. Very good but has a long life ahead.

Oct 27th, 2019
Conrad Green

Bright, light and intense. Super fresh greengage, melon, limestone, sweet lime. Lucid and punchy on the palate. Great but young.

Bright, light and intense. Super fresh greengage, melon, limestone, sweet lime. Lucid and punchy on the palate. Great but young.

Sep 13th, 2019
Les Huisman

Baby killing, but damn, this baby is delicious.

Baby killing, but damn, this baby is delicious.

Mar 9th, 2016
Ed Merrison

One of those wines that make you think you needn't look much further. Of course I'll look much further, but this wine was just about it. Superb bottle.

One of those wines that make you think you needn't look much further. Of course I'll look much further, but this wine was just about it. Superb bottle.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Sylvain Rhainds

2014! Magnifique. Au resto l’ Express a MTL

2014! Magnifique. Au resto l’ Express a MTL

Jul 24th, 2019
Michael Ochsner

Happy birthday to me! Baby but certainly enjoyable. No corn tortilla on this one though ☹️

Happy birthday to me! Baby but certainly enjoyable. No corn tortilla on this one though ☹️

Aug 22nd, 2018