2015 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
~ Transcendent Chablis
Cult status Chablis producer, Raveneau are amongst the rarest wines going round. Their transcendent Chablis are tight and linear upon release, but with age and air grow in both flavour and texture. Shedding their steely outlook maturity brings honeyed tones and subtle sweet spice.
Their holdings represent some of the best in Chablis, and Valmur offers an exquisite expression of this esteemed Grand Cru vineyard. From the riper 2015, this is on the showier side for the more reserved Chablis styles, and is irresistibly delicious. A wine for the ages that is also showing beautifully at the moment.
‘grapefruit pith and preserved lemon, honey and mountain spice, wet stones and fresh earth – offer an array of aromas. The line is taut but fleshes out, then quickly recoils, reminding you of its cool origins. Each sip reveals another dimension. Incredible.’