Domaine François Raveneau

Monts Mains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.3258 ratings
9.3138 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Straw gold. Nice color and weight. Fruity nose. Notes of sweet citrus fruit, some vanilla, wet stone, some subtle spice and a touch of honey. Great mouth feel and light acidity. Gave it 7 hours of air. At open it was very primary, not interesting and a simple Chardonnay. After sitting all day it became very interesting. These young Rav bottles need time and/or air to show their stuff.

Straw gold. Nice color and weight. Fruity nose. Notes of sweet citrus fruit, some vanilla, wet stone, some subtle spice and a touch of honey. Great mouth feel and light acidity. Gave it 7 hours of air. At open it was very primary, not interesting and a simple Chardonnay. After sitting all day it became very interesting. These young Rav bottles need time and/or air to show their stuff.

Dec 13th, 2019
Rick Lopus

A sad night: BOTH of these were corked tonight. And alas not a little (like the thing you’d ignore at 12:30am and drink anyway). These were CORKED. Sad: I’ve had the Raveneau since 2008... : (

A sad night: BOTH of these were corked tonight. And alas not a little (like the thing you’d ignore at 12:30am and drink anyway). These were CORKED. Sad: I’ve had the Raveneau since 2008... : (

Nov 24th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Big, dry, chalky, fresh and long.

Big, dry, chalky, fresh and long.

Oct 5th, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

A bit reserved, but cold. Pretty nose. But a roundness in the back end.

A bit reserved, but cold. Pretty nose. But a roundness in the back end.

Mar 14th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Such a bright, alluring and textural wine. Very concord-y, mineral and dense. Lovely showing again. Aging slow

Such a bright, alluring and textural wine. Very concord-y, mineral and dense. Lovely showing again. Aging slow

Aug 17th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

White fruits, steel, and opulent citrus

White fruits, steel, and opulent citrus

Mar 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Light gold. Silky in the glass. Textbook Raveneau nose with notes of light apricot, lime blossom, white clay, honey and brown spice. Round and vibrant in the mouth. Long finish. Still young but the vintage remains approachable at age 13. Two bottles paired well with our Oysters Rockefeller course for a group.

Light gold. Silky in the glass. Textbook Raveneau nose with notes of light apricot, lime blossom, white clay, honey and brown spice. Round and vibrant in the mouth. Long finish. Still young but the vintage remains approachable at age 13. Two bottles paired well with our Oysters Rockefeller course for a group.

Mar 25th, 2018
Doug Kahn

Close to perfect pairing as it gets

Close to perfect pairing as it gets

Sep 24th, 2017
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

9.6

One of the best

One of the best

Jun 16th, 2017
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.1

Good creamy edge with zip and finish. Needs time.

Good creamy edge with zip and finish. Needs time.

May 24th, 2017