Chablis Les Clos

2016 Chablis Les Clos Francois Raveneau

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Allen Meadows - Score: 94 (2018 Oct.)

Post-bottling sulfur currently dominates the underlying fruit though it shouldn't last for too long as it will be progressively absorbed. Otherwise, there is a notably finer mouth feel to the still remarkably concentrated, powerful and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that are shaped by citrus-tinged acidity on the agreeably dry, sappy and hugely long finale. I wouldn't describe this as a classic Raveneau Clos but it is certainly not without plenty of appeal.

Vinous - Score: 94 (2018 Aug.)

The 2016 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru has the most expressive of Raveneau’s three Grand Crus this year with scents of dried honey, pressed flowers, almond and a little wild fennel, almost Provençal-like in style. The palate is taut and crisp with fine acidity, rather linear and perhaps not quite as voluminous as I was anticipating, yet very persistent with a tang of salinity that lingers on the finish. Impressive.