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Chablis Valmur, Domaine François Raveneau 2012

Subregion France > Burgundy > Chablis
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Tasting Notes

**Note: from a .75 ha parcel**
A distinctly ripe yet beautifully airy nose exhibits a broad range of classic Chablis aromas that include floral, green fruit, salt water and iodine scents. The intense, detailed and racy large-scaled flavors brim with an almost pungent minerality on the overtly powerful, driving and hugely long finish that is almost painful in its delivery. This is as big and powerful a wine as the Clos with the same almost painful intensity to the finale. Another 'wow' wine. Drink: 2024+

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (56), October 2014

This wine was tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur from Domaine Raveneau has a very candied bouquet with hints of Seville orange marmalade and white fennel, adding intrigue to the mineral-rich, citric fruit. The palate is beautifully balanced with a generous opening - plenty of bright citric fruit with veins of walnut lending it an almost Meursault-like personality. There is good length, and a sense of confidence and ambition about this Chablis Grand Cru that may warrant an even higher score down the line. Drink: 2018 - 2035

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (221), October 2015
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