2004 Raveneau - Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru 750ml

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WS 93   BH 92   IWC 92   WA 89-90   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Lean and tight, with lemon verbena, citrus blossom and stone notes. This is balanced, though the structure is more evident now, with a long, mineral-infused finish. Has plenty of energy and vivacity.

Drink Dates: 2010-2028
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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Burghound | Rating: 92

(it's fascinating to see the contrast between these three wines as both Butteaux and Forêts are sub-climats of Montmains) A touch of wood highlights airy and impressively complex aromas that are compelling if not necessarily elegant, introducing rich, full and powerful flavors that possess solid buffering fat and plenty of minerality on the impressively intense and persistent finish. I quite like the balance here and this should be capable of 5 to 8 years of improvement.

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 24 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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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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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89-90

The spiced mineral-scented 2004 Chablis Butteaux is a pretty, medium-bodied wine. Its engaging, satin-textured personality unleashes delightful spiced apple flavors. This potentially outstanding effort has lovely depth of fruit and a terrific mouth-feel.

Drink Dates: 2006-2011
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 165

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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 5 reviews
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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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