Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.4398 ratings
9.4179 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

A ravishing nose. Melon, lemon oil, limestone. Limpid and pure. Really delicious. Showstopper

A ravishing nose. Melon, lemon oil, limestone. Limpid and pure. Really delicious. Showstopper

May 25th, 2022
Matt

Awesome! Its shed some of the ripe and primary fruit, but still has a warm vintage generosity to it in the acidity. Captures Vaillons charming fruit and oyster shell core. Was expecting more honeyed richness but surprised by the nerve underneath the warmth of the year. Its fresh and gets going. Totally fucked with prosciutto wrapped asparagus, boiled taters and sauce Mornay, one of the top pairing of the year so far.

Awesome! Its shed some of the ripe and primary fruit, but still has a warm vintage generosity to it in the acidity. Captures Vaillons charming fruit and oyster shell core. Was expecting more honeyed richness but surprised by the nerve underneath the warmth of the year. Its fresh and gets going. Totally fucked with prosciutto wrapped asparagus, boiled taters and sauce Mornay, one of the top pairing of the year so far.

Apr 11th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Light gold color. Killer Chablis nose comes on after 3 hours of air. Notes of apricot, wet river stone, citrus, honey, white Kimmeridgian clay, sea shells, and tan spice. Has nicely developed secondary notes, and this is just starting to hit its stride. Rich and powerful. I think with about 5 more years the 2002 Raveneaus will start hitting their mark in a big way.

Light gold color. Killer Chablis nose comes on after 3 hours of air. Notes of apricot, wet river stone, citrus, honey, white Kimmeridgian clay, sea shells, and tan spice. Has nicely developed secondary notes, and this is just starting to hit its stride. Rich and powerful. I think with about 5 more years the 2002 Raveneaus will start hitting their mark in a big way.

Nov 27th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Straw gold color. Bright in the glass. The nose has a very slight dirty taint. But there is also some apricot, some spice and citrus, some white clay stone and some honey. The odd slight taint, something I find similarly in Niellon wines, moves to the sidelines after several hours of patience… but it is a detracting flaw nevertheless. But beyond it this bottle has ample fruit and acidity. Absent the slight taint, this bottle easily had 10+ years of fun in front of it.

Straw gold color. Bright in the glass. The nose has a very slight dirty taint. But there is also some apricot, some spice and citrus, some white clay stone and some honey. The odd slight taint, something I find similarly in Niellon wines, moves to the sidelines after several hours of patience… but it is a detracting flaw nevertheless. But beyond it this bottle has ample fruit and acidity. Absent the slight taint, this bottle easily had 10+ years of fun in front of it.

Aug 11th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Straw gold color. Worrisome, oxidative nose upon open. Decanted and let sit for 2 hours. The oxidation notes eventually blow off to reveal a rich and young Chablis. Notes of white stone, dry clay, apricot and kiwi fruit, and some white flowers. Rich, chewy and young in the mouth. Great mouth feel. Perfect with our take out sushi tonight. Still young in its life and should improve with 5-10 more years of age.

Straw gold color. Worrisome, oxidative nose upon open. Decanted and let sit for 2 hours. The oxidation notes eventually blow off to reveal a rich and young Chablis. Notes of white stone, dry clay, apricot and kiwi fruit, and some white flowers. Rich, chewy and young in the mouth. Great mouth feel. Perfect with our take out sushi tonight. Still young in its life and should improve with 5-10 more years of age.

Jul 23rd, 2021
Conrad Green

A delicious yet restrained nose. Slate, limestone, lime. On the palate refreshing and crisp. Defined and balanced. Very good though I think a little reticent right now

A delicious yet restrained nose. Slate, limestone, lime. On the palate refreshing and crisp. Defined and balanced. Very good though I think a little reticent right now

Dec 20th, 2020
Conrad Green

Wonderful stuff. Really vivid and precise. Light and deft. Stone and delicate lime. Crisp. Gorgeous.

Wonderful stuff. Really vivid and precise. Light and deft. Stone and delicate lime. Crisp. Gorgeous.

Jul 27th, 2020
Conrad Green

Slightly reduced at the front. Sweet lemon, corn?, a touch of honey and white flowers. Classy and poised. Good acid and length.

Slightly reduced at the front. Sweet lemon, corn?, a touch of honey and white flowers. Classy and poised. Good acid and length.

May 24th, 2020
Conrad Green

This is really classy. Restrained but powerful and clear. A hint of lanolin, lemon oil, steel, oyster shells. A soft plasticine like thing. This is lucid, focussed and gorgeous.

This is really classy. Restrained but powerful and clear. A hint of lanolin, lemon oil, steel, oyster shells. A soft plasticine like thing. This is lucid, focussed and gorgeous.

May 24th, 2020
Chris MacLean

This was way more lively than the Foret 2011 from last week. Honeysuckle, lemon and stone fruit.

This was way more lively than the Foret 2011 from last week. Honeysuckle, lemon and stone fruit.

Mar 26th, 2020