Domaine Raveneau, Les Clos 2006


Robert Parker 98 | WineIsuppose 98
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Raveneau’s 2006 Chablis Les Clos offers a mysterious profusion of floral, nobly fungal, and mineral aromas. Gripping phenolics and tactile mineral intensity – chalk, tangerine and grapefruit zest, white pepper – are imbedded in a lusciously rich yet fresh white peach and citrus matrix so vivid I almost expected to find pulp in the bottom of my glass. In its elegant, shimmering interplay of mineral and fruit dimensions and scintillating, bitter-sweet floral perfume, and nut oils – all allied to tactile grip – this reminds me also of a great Riesling or Gruner Veltliner from the Wachau’s Achleiten. But the specific manifestations of fruit, flowers, and minerals here could only be realized in Chablis. The empty glass is mesmerizing, almost magic.
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 Region France | Burgundy | Chablis
 Type White wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2016-2026