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2009 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ 1er Cru

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    Domaine François Raveneau
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Not only does the Raveneau family own many of the finest sites in the appellation, but their wines have a steely magnificence that captures the essence of Chablis’ distinctive terroir. The greatness of Raveneau’s Chablis has even led some to suggest they deserve an appellation of their own.
Raveneau wines are famous for their longevity. In fact, many believe that a top Raveneau Chablis doesn’t hit its stride until it’s at least 8 to 10 years old. At this time, the wines not only acquire even greater richness, but layer upon layer of previously hidden flavors are revealed.
Along with René and Vincent Dauvissat, Raveneau pioneered the use of Côte d’Or winemaking in Chablis, including barrel fermentation and extended lees contact.

Tasting Notes

93 Points Allen Meadows
Subtle wood sets off aromas of flowers, oyster shell and tidal pool that complement perfectly the racy, pure and strikingly well-detailed medium plus weight flavors that brim with minerality on the delicious, mouth coating and impressively long finish. This beautifully vibrant and concentrated effort should drink well young and age well too plus it’s more classic in style than many wines from this vintage.

93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre has a more exotic bouquet than the 2010, with scents of white chocolate and almond more prominent. The palate is crisp and focused with fine precision, very harmonious with hints of hazelnut, orange peel and minerals toward the long but tender finish. What a gorgeous Chablis – rich but wonderfully detailed.

2009 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ 1er Cru