2007 Raveneau, Domaine Francois Chablis Blanchots

2007 Raveneau, Domaine Francois Chablis Blanchots

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • BH 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2007 Raveneau, Domaine Francois Chablis Blanchots

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
From barrel the 2007 Chablis Blanchots - from a high-elevation eastern exposure and some of the estate's oldest vines - displays aromas of high-toned citrus oil toasted nuts ocean breezes and quarry dust. Startlingly... From barrel the 2007 Chablis Blanchots - from a high-elevation eastern exposure and some of the estate's oldest vines - displays aromas of high-toned citrus oil toasted nuts ocean breezes and quarry dust. Startlingly gripping and pungent this might not represent the last word in finesse but it makes an emphatic zesty intensely saline and stony statement that I am very timid to contradict! This really tugs at the salivary glands and finishes with an energetic crescendo of citrus and diverse expressions of things mineral. When questions are raised about the ability of great Chablis - and Burgundy in general - to transcend what one can imagine issuing from grapes here is a prime exhibit to offer. I suspect this will be engrossing to follow for 8-10 years if not longer.-David Schildknecht
BH 94
Burghound - Burghound, October 2009
It seems that each succeeding wine is more aromatically elegant than the prior wine and again the nose here is incredibly pure layered airy indeed almost lacy with perfumed notes of dried white roses salt water oyster... It seems that each succeeding wine is more aromatically elegant than the prior wine and again the nose here is incredibly pure layered airy indeed almost lacy with perfumed notes of dried white roses salt water oyster shell and iodine that complement to perfection the classy refined and textured flavors brimming with both minerality and dry extract that buffers the firm acid spine on the strikingly long finish. This is not as powerful as the Montée de Tonnerre but it's finer in fact to the point that the Raveneau Blanchots is a wine of finesse indeed even delicacy in 2007. In a word wonderful.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2009
Pale green-tinged color. Highly perfumed aromas of powdered stone ripe citrus fruits spearmint and flowers. Juicy citric and tight in the mouth but with a very ripe hint of pineapple lifted by flowers. Showing less... Pale green-tinged color. Highly perfumed aromas of powdered stone ripe citrus fruits spearmint and flowers. Juicy citric and tight in the mouth but with a very ripe hint of pineapple lifted by flowers. Showing less texture today than the Montee de Tonnerre but this normally sunny site performed well in the cooler 2007 growing season. This is 12.7% alcohol after a bit of chaptalization.