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2017 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Montée 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
Here too soft wood is present on the wonderfully floral and citrus imbued aromas that are laced with hints of mineral reduction and quinine. The gorgeously textured medium-bodied flavors possess much better depth and persistence on the well-balanced finale. This classy effort should be lovely and age gracefully for years.

96 Points Vinous
The 2017 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru is one of the classiest and most refined wines in this range. Light, gracious and impossibly refined, the Montée de Tonnerre shows why this premier cru is so highly regarded. All the elements are perfectly in place. Silky, pliant and wonderfully expressive, with terrific energy, the Montée de Tonnerre hits all the right notes. In a word: sublime.

95 Points James Suckling
A very complex array of fruits. All shades of citrus and stone fruits with a fleshy palate, showing white peach sorbet. Freshness with power. There’s a lot of composure here. Refined and opulent with length and focus. Drink or hold.

2017 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Montée de Tonnerre’ 1er Cru