Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

2013 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Francois Raveneau

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    1er Cru
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    Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2015 Oct.)

There is just enough wood present to warrant commenting on as it sets off a less expressive nose that is comprised of mineral reduction, floral, pear and iodine scents. The palate impression is one of bigger, richer and more muscular flavors that also provide a lovely touch of stoniness on the solidly lingering finish that also displays a hint of warmth. As it usually is, this is a bit more structured with enough dry extract to allow this to be enjoyed young too.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (2014 Aug.)

The 2013 Chablis Butteaux is one of the more reticent wines in the range, but it, too, is quite open for a young Raveneau. Bright citrus, smoke, slate, lime and dried herbs all add nuance as this finely sculpted, chiseled Chablis shows off its considerable personality.