Chablis Blanchot 2015 Domaine Raveneau
The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot actually has a difficult time following the Butteaux and as I opined when I tasted them from barrel, it feels a bit mean and reticent at the moment. Perhaps it is holding something back for later. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, linear and taut in style but I want this to give me something more on the finish. Let’s see how this evolves because at the moment there are a couple of storming premier crus that show more promise.
Winespectator / James Suckling (93)
Mild if not invisible wood influence frames the restrained, fresh and admirably pure white flower, wet stone and whisper of sea breeze-inflected aromas. There is fine richness to the refined and beautifully detailed medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent intensity and length on the citrus-suffused finish where a touch of lemon rind appears. The acid spine is clearly firmer here than with any of the preceding 1ers and this should reward at least a decade of aging and perhaps even a bit more yet be approachable after only 4 to 5 if that's your preference.