Chablis 1er Cru Montee De Tonnerre

2013 Chablis 1er Cru Montee De Tonnerre Francois Raveneau

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    Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre
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Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (42278)

Along with the Blanchots this is the most floral wine in the range with its elegant nose of pear, apple, spice and soft apricot nuances that exhibit just enough Chablis typicity to be persuasive. There is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the delicious and very rounded medium-bodied flavors that possess fine depth and excellent length on the mouth coating and powerful finish. While not quite at its usual level this is certainly a fine effort in the context of the vintage.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (41852)

The 2013 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre is showing just the barest hint of its potential today. Inward and not fully expressive, the 2013 is a wine of balance. The Montée de Tonnerre has neither the obvious richness of the Vaillons, nor the mineral and acid drive of the Butteaux, but rather a highly attractive combination of both. It will be fascinating to see how the 2013 develops in bottle, but it should be pretty special over the next 10-15 years, perhaps beyond.