2017 Domaine Raveneau Petit Chablis (1.5L)

SKU #1448015 92 points Decanter

 The Raveneaus' top wines aren't especially expensive given their quality, but this entry-point Chablis is amazing value. Yields were tiny at 13hl/ha, and it showcases beeswax and citrus notes. Drinking Window 2019 - 2022. (TA)  (7/2018)

90 points James Suckling

 A small plot planted in 2010 north plateau above Vaudesir. A very crisp and light wine with a peach and pear nose. A crisp tangy palate, too. Bright, light and fresh. Drink now.  (7/2019)

Allen Meadows - Burghound

 ints of mineral reduction and sea breeze add nuance to the mostly white orchard fruit-suffused nose. There is both good energy and detail to the attractively textured middle weight flavors that terminate in an agreeably dry, clean and saline finish. Correct.  (10/2018)

John Gilman

 I have loved the Petit Chablis chez Raveneau since its introduction to the lineup a handful of vintages ago and the 2017 version is going to be very lovely. The bouquet is bright and very precise, wafting from the glass in a fine blend of apple, lemon, beeswax, limestone soil tones and a touch of orange peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and shows off an excellent core for Petit Chablis, with bright acids, fine focus and a long, zesty and perfectly balanced finish. Lovely juice. (Drink between 2018-2030)  (12/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Petit Chablis reveals pretty aromas of white flowers, citrus zest, fresh peach and crisp green apple, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively palate that's pure, precise and delicately textural. Bottled only in magnum, these vines—which are located on the plateau above the grand cru slope—were only planted in 2010, but they're already delivering terrific results.  (8/2019)

K&L Notes

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Planted in 2010 on the plateau above Vaudésir. Fermented in tank, racked after malolactic into barrel. Classic slightly lactic nose, yet the palate is remarkably pure and stylish with fresh acidity freshening up the finish."

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