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Raveneau

The legendary Raveneau family owns 9.29 hectares of vineyard, planted entirely to Chardonnay grapevines within the Chablis appellation of Burgundy. Crafting wines of remarkable quality and consistency, Bernard and Jean-Marie Raveneau are staying true to their father Francois’s philosophy of producing the best quality Chablis without compromise. Since 1948, Domaine Raveneau has been committed to very low yields and handpicked fruit that is aged in large old oak barrels to enhance the wonderful perfume, creamy texture and age worthiness that make these wines so highly prized.

2004
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750ml
BH95
V94–95
CT94
WA92–94
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Tasting Notes

V94
A hint of sous-bois frames pretty, ripe and nicely spicy, fully mature aromas that lead to rich, round and ready medium weight flavors that are delicious and possess excellent if not sensational length. There is a touch of finishing structure and excellent complexity on the backend. While there is no rush, I would suggest drinking this over the next 5 to 10 years as it has reached it peak. Multiple and consistent notes.
WA92–94
Opulent aromas of ripe pears and apples are found in the nose of the rich, bold, medium to full-bodied 2004 Chablis Les Clos. A sensual, suave, plush effort, it slathers the taster’s palate with ample waves of thick, sappy pears as well as apples. This decadent, fruit-driven Les Clos also sports a long, candied apple-packed finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2013. Incidentally, Bernard Raveneau told me, “2005 is like 2002 in Chablis, a great vintage, yet some of the wines are even better. The main difference is that 2002 was homogenous across the entire estate and 2005 is not.”

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