2005 Raveneau - Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru 750ml

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BH 93   WS 92   IWC 89(+?)?   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 93

(it's always fascinating to see the contrast between these three wines as both Butteaux and Forêts are sub-climats of Montmains) Easily the best of the these three Montmains climats with an aromatically reserved nose that is clearly less ripe offers nuances of white peach, pear and sea breeze that continue onto the impressively concentrated, intense and powerful flavors that possess excellent dry extract, all wrapped around a firm acid spine and terrific length. This has plenty of nervosité and real harmony of expression.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 28 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Oak character adds vanilla to the lemon and apple flavors, yet this is intense, creamy and vibrant. Lingers with butterscotch and mineral components on the long finish.

Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Author: Bruce Sanderson

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)?

Good pale, green-tinged color. Stony, pure and subdued on the nose. Tightly wound today, with the citrus, mineral and spicy oak flavors coming across as dry, even austere. Strong acids and minerality give the finish a faint hard edge and make this tricky to taste today. Right now the fruit is in the deep background.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 133

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Mark Fox
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 08/06/2011

Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews
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379 bottles owned by 93 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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