Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.333 ratings
9.318 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
Mike Saviage

Decanted for 3 hours, for a dinner that didn’t play out, so stopped and stored overnight in a fridge. Took to sunset gathering next night and, wow, this was singing a magical Raveneau song. Medium gold, heavy in the glass. Killer nose. Notes of a cool sea breeze, sea shells, white stone, apricot and citrus, some tan spice and a dollop of honey. Really big and powerful impact in the mouth. Long finish. This juice used its long aeration to show its very best. Give it air if you drink now. Will likely hold in this position for a long time to come.

Decanted for 3 hours, for a dinner that didn’t play out, so stopped and stored overnight in a fridge. Took to sunset gathering next night and, wow, this was singing a magical Raveneau song. Medium gold, heavy in the glass. Killer nose. Notes of a cool sea breeze, sea shells, white stone, apricot and citrus, some tan spice and a dollop of honey. Really big and powerful impact in the mouth. Long finish. This juice used its long aeration to show its very best. Give it air if you drink now. Will likely hold in this position for a long time to come.

Dec 29th, 2021
Conrad Green

An obscenely good nose. Restrained yet explosive with rock pools, lime, slate, all that Raveneau character but great intensity. On the palate really poised and balanced. Super pure and refined. Citrus and floral notes with a savory salinity. This is a beautiful bottle from one of my favorite vintages from Raveneau. Exceptional.

An obscenely good nose. Restrained yet explosive with rock pools, lime, slate, all that Raveneau character but great intensity. On the palate really poised and balanced. Super pure and refined. Citrus and floral notes with a savory salinity. This is a beautiful bottle from one of my favorite vintages from Raveneau. Exceptional.

Feb 29th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Yellow to medium gold. Nice weight. Citrus nose with notes of apricot, some white stone and cut apples, and a little sea shell. Lots of fruit with modest acidity at the start, but then in hour 4 this powers up and gives the Raveneau richness, mouth feel and complexity.

Yellow to medium gold. Nice weight. Citrus nose with notes of apricot, some white stone and cut apples, and a little sea shell. Lots of fruit with modest acidity at the start, but then in hour 4 this powers up and gives the Raveneau richness, mouth feel and complexity.

Sep 29th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Raveneau is a form of religion. Petrichor, lemon, lemon curd, lemon candy, gravel, steel, white flowers - woah - the real thing with intense length, focus, and freshness

Raveneau is a form of religion. Petrichor, lemon, lemon curd, lemon candy, gravel, steel, white flowers - woah - the real thing with intense length, focus, and freshness

Nov 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Straw yellow gold. Bright. Heavy in the glass. Big nose of lemon, honeysuckle, gravel, white clay soil and a little kiwi. Rich and structured in the mouth. Started strong, got a little watery after being open an hour, and regained form later on in the evening. Still has plenty of life ahead of it.

Straw yellow gold. Bright. Heavy in the glass. Big nose of lemon, honeysuckle, gravel, white clay soil and a little kiwi. Rich and structured in the mouth. Started strong, got a little watery after being open an hour, and regained form later on in the evening. Still has plenty of life ahead of it.

Oct 1st, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Rich and mine rally. Lovely nose and palate

Rich and mine rally. Lovely nose and palate

Aug 5th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Drinking great!

Drinking great!

Jul 3rd, 2016
Mike Saviage

Boyz Raveneau tasting. Light gold color. Sweet fruit in the nose and mouth. Honey, wet stone. This is great now and will be even better in the future.

Boyz Raveneau tasting. Light gold color. Sweet fruit in the nose and mouth. Honey, wet stone. This is great now and will be even better in the future.

Jul 17th, 2015
web bond

Your wife's b-day is only 1X per year. Anne Sophie Pic in Valence and Valmur 2000. Easily the freshest bottle of this vintage I have tasted.

Your wife's b-day is only 1X per year. Anne Sophie Pic in Valence and Valmur 2000. Easily the freshest bottle of this vintage I have tasted.

Apr 15th, 2015
Mark Bright

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

9.3

Good shape, little round but tasty

Good shape, little round but tasty

Apr 12th, 2015