Chablis 1er Cru Montee De Tonnerre

2012 Chablis 1er Cru Montee De Tonnerre Francois Raveneau

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
    White
  • Appellation:
    Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Chardonnay
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 93 (2019 Feb.)

While this remains strikingly elegant and pure, the ripe nose of white flowers, spiced pear, iodine and oyster shell is also displays some development along with a deft touch of oak. There is fine concentration to the round, caressing and if not exactly soft, then certainly forward medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the admirably persistent finish. This is really quite good and still developing slowly and while it could certainly be enjoyed now, I would be inclined to allow it another 3 to 5 years of cellar time first. Note that I have had this several times over the past few years and some bottles seem a bit more advanced than others though not in the sense of premox.