2004 Raveneau - Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Chablis | Premier Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

IWC 92   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($66) Bright yellow color. Crushed stone, snap pea, white truffle and vanilla on the nose. Fat, silky and full, but without any impression of undue weight. Impressively horizontal and fleshy for premier cru, and utterly seamless. Finishes with superb length and considerable complexity. Looks to be an outstanding example of this premier cru bottling.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 129

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Matt
Tasted On: 12/10/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2015

Average rating: 92, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

408 bottles owned by 112 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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