Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Francois Raveneau

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
    White
  • Appellation:
    Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Chardonnay
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
€170
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 91 (2017 Oct.)

An elegant and pure nose is notably ripe but evidences ample classic Chablis aromas that include pear, white flower and tidal pool hints that are also trimmed in enough wood and menthol characters to warrant noting them. The rich and vibrant flavors possess good volume and muscularity before concluding in a clean, dry and mildly austere if slightly warmer finish. Like the Montée de Tonnerre this is an excellent 2015 1er and worth considering - plus it should age well.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (2016 Jul.)

Pale yellow. Subtly complex aromas of quinine, lemon, mint and crushed stone; even more minerally than the Monteé de Tonnerre. Offers the most inner-mouth tension by far to this point, showing a sharply chiseled quality to its grapefruit and mineral flavors. ("This site does great in warm years," noted Raveneau, as the portion of the vineyard at the rather flat top of the lieu-dit faces slightly northeast.) Fined-grained, dry and classic, but with the richness of the vintage.