Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.66 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

While not necessarily my favorite vintage for Raveneau, I’ve been finding many other 16’s to be in a great spot of late, much more so than even just a year ago, further proving the frost burdened growing season has become a year of terroir over vintage for white burg. Such is the same for 16 Valmur, and a requested pre-dinner multi-hour decant served well to reveal its layered aromatic complexity and depth of yellow orchard fruit with exotic spice, crème fraîche and wet stones. The palate is rich, deep and textural, really filling out with air, continuing to gain in weight and power and concluding with an incredibly persistent saline and mineral laced finish. Last sips were the best.
Code yellow ftw ✨

While not necessarily my favorite vintage for Raveneau, I’ve been finding many other 16’s to be in a great spot of late, much more so than even just a year ago, further proving the frost burdened growing season has become a year of terroir over vintage for white burg. Such is the same for 16 Valmur, and a requested pre-dinner multi-hour decant served well to reveal its layered aromatic complexity and depth of yellow orchard fruit with exotic spice, crème fraîche and wet stones. The palate is rich, deep and textural, really filling out with air, continuing to gain in weight and power and concluding with an incredibly persistent saline and mineral laced finish. Last sips were the best.
Code yellow ftw ✨

Sep 23rd, 2022
Roy Goble

So nice

So nice

Jul 18th, 2021
Bob McDonald

The first of a bracket of 7 Grand Cru Whites from the 2016 vintage last Saturday. We knew the lineup but not the order they are served in. My notes - Quite exotic ripe notes for a Chablis (as it turned out) - honeyed peach. Great intensity on the nose - loved the nose. A few of the tasters marked it down for what they saw as botrytis. I thought it added interest. Possibly my favourite wine of the bracket.

The first of a bracket of 7 Grand Cru Whites from the 2016 vintage last Saturday. We knew the lineup but not the order they are served in. My notes - Quite exotic ripe notes for a Chablis (as it turned out) - honeyed peach. Great intensity on the nose - loved the nose. A few of the tasters marked it down for what they saw as botrytis. I thought it added interest. Possibly my favourite wine of the bracket.

Jan 20th, 2020
Yianni Stone

Rich, muscat, lychee, baked-citrus. Uniquely identifiable among the 2016s

Rich, muscat, lychee, baked-citrus. Uniquely identifiable among the 2016s

Mar 11th, 2020
Yianni Stone

Opulent, unctuous, lemon rind, steel and sea salt. Young but delicious.

Opulent, unctuous, lemon rind, steel and sea salt. Young but delicious.

Jan 13th, 2020
John Van Trijp

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Jul 6th, 2021
Thijs Hendriks

Thijs had this a year ago

Thijs had this a year ago

Jul 6th, 2021