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françois raveneau 2010 chablis valmur

There is a frisson of excitement when you see the yellow wax top – silly I know! This wine was cheaper (in a great restaurant) than I could buy it retail in Switzerland – clearly I had no choice…

2010 François Raveneau, Chablis Valmur
Medium lemon yellow colour. The nose pulls you in with fine minerals, a little lemon fruit, green herb and the impression of a waxy silkiness. In the mouth this is super-smooth, with a very fine, though not amazing, intensity. The flavour is long, majoring on mineral elements rather than fruit – as you would hope – and holds beautifully. The acidity, despite the wine’s intensity, is just a hint understated – though far from lacking. Just a super-competent wine, rather than the epiphany that prices suggest/promise…
Rebuy – Yes

2 responses to “françois raveneau 2010 chablis valmur”

  1. Joachim

    Bill, don’t you think that the wine will develop a lot (becoming hopefully the epiphany that you were searching for)? My experience with Chablis (especially Grand Cru) was always that they need their time, sometimes even more then white burgundy. .

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