Chablis Valmur

2016 Chablis Valmur Francois Raveneau

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Allen Meadows - Score: 93 (2018 Oct.)

Moderate reduction doesn't seem permanent though it does knock down the underlying fruit. There is excellent mid-palate concentration to the big, very rich and concentrated flavors that display a markedly round and suave mouth feel, all wrapped in a powerful if somewhat youthfully awkward and warm finish. I very much like the overall depth and length and my sense is, and particularly so given this wine's impeccable track record, that it will ultimately harmonize much more completely.

Vinous - Score: 93+ (2018 Aug.)

The 2016 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru is more reticent and perhaps not quite as complex as the Blanchots on the nose, but with aeration reveals gorgeous scents of dried flowers, hints of honeysuckle and beeswax. In the mouth Valmur is very well balanced and tightly wound, but there is enormous concentration on the back palate with a slightly viscous, nutmeg and walnut driven finish that fans out beautifully. This is one to watch.