White Burgundy - 2016 - Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux - Raveneau

  • Region: White Burgundy
  • Producer: Raveneau
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Rating: 93
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Tasting Notes

MAGNUMS The Raveneaus’ 2016 Butteaux is a beautiful and quite classic wine in the making. The bouquet is a bit more reserved than any of the other premier crus up to this point in the tasting, but very promising in its mélange of pear, a touch of tangerine, lemon, chalky soil tones, gentle notes of beeswax and a fine topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and beautifully balanced, with a fine core, bright, zesty acids and fine length and grip on the very long and very precise finish. A classic. Drink between 2023-2045

Score: 93 John Gilman, View From the Cellar (72), December 2017

The Butteaux is excellent in 2016, offering up a classic nose of apple, spring flowers, beeswax and chalky soil tones, framed by a light reduction. On the palate the wine is cool, glossy and textural. It's full-bodied, broader than the tensile Montée de Tonnerre, its minerality married with a succulent core of fruit.

Score: 93 William Kelley, Decanter.com, October 2017