2016 Francois Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre

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The Montée de Tonnerre is superb this year, bursting from the glass with a complex bouquet of apple blossom, tangerine, confit citrus, peach and an intriguing top note of mint. On the palate the wine is deep, intensely concentrated, stony and complete, with first class cut and grip through the long and flavourful finish. Drinking Window 2022 - 2035

Decanter | 94 DEC
(Chablis “Montée de Tonnerre”- Domaine Raveneau) The 2016 Montée de Tonnerre from Domaine Raveneau is a classic in the making. The pure and nascently complex bouquet delivers a lovely blend of lemon, pear, chalky and complex minerality, a hint of licorice and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full and racy in profile, with a superb core, great focus and grip, racy acids and excellent backend mineral drive on the very long, vibrant finish. (Drink between 2020-2050)

John Gilman | 94 JG
(Domaine François Raveneau Chablis - "Montée de Tonnerre" 1er Cru White) Here the petrol character displayed by several of the preceding wines is quite prominent on the acacia blossom, citrus rind and white-fleshed fruit scents. I very much like the mouth feel of the sleekly muscular, intense and sappy medium weight flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract that also buffers the moderately firm acid spine that shapes the well-balanced and impressively long finish. By the normal standards of this wine, the 2016 MdT is much more robust than usual though still impressive. (Drink starting 2024)

Burghound | 93 BH
The largest plot of Raveneau, which occupies three hectares, one third of the domaine. 10 plots blended together. The most important wine of the domaine. A neat, stony nose. Very mineral and very stony with ripe fleshy peaches and lemons. There’s a very smooth, fleshy and fresh edge. Ripe lemons and grilled white peaches. So complete and majestic. Drink or hold.

James Suckling | 93 JS
The 2016 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru has a refined, detailed and mineral driven bouquet with touches of flint and granite percolating through the crisp Granny Smith apple aromas. The palate is very detailed and full of tension, razor-sharp precision here with a supremely well detailed, poised, slightly bitter finish that electrifies the senses. This is superb: one of the best from l'equipe Raveneau this year.

Vinous Media | 93 VM

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer F.Raveneau: Domaine Raveneau is located in the Chablis region in northern Burgundy and is one of its most influential and reputable names. Their whites surpass almost everyone in raw quality and longevity, yet are sold at a very reasonable price, making this winery one of your best choices if you're a relative newcomer to the wine world. You can't help but admire the creative vision, and endless passion Domaine Raveneau displays each year effortlessly, as their wines continue to surpass themselves and set a new standard on the global market. Depending on when you decide to uncork them, the wines can feel creamy, powerful and youthful or balanced, intricate, and precisely textured. The nuances keep showing up if you're patient, and so every bottle you have will taste just a bit different.
Rating 94 DEC
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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