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2013 Raveneau - Chablis Blanchot

FRANCE / BURGUNDY /
  • 92 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 45846-2013
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (picked on the Sunday after the rain, according to Bernard Raveneau): Very closed nose hints at white pepper, fresh herbs and cedar. Then fresh and fairly large-scaled in the mouth, offering a firm edge and a touch of youthful bitterness to the peachy fruit. Just a tad dry on the finish, which boasts enticing sweetness but could use a bit more grip.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots is much more reserved on the nose, biding its time, not wishing to make a grand entrance like some of the more expressive premier crus at this stage. The palate is fresh and crisp, again with impressive salinity and hints of ginger lending spiciness on the back palate. It does not quite deliver grand cru weight and penetration on the finish, mainly due to the vintage, but it does linger incredibly long afterward.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 14 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors