Chablis Valmur 2006 Domaine Raveneau
According to Raveneau, the airy exposure of its site inherently lends more elegance to his 2006 Chablis Valmur and less weight or opulence than the Blanchots. (The Valmur, too, originates with a high average age of vine.) Diverse flowers and herbal high tones in the nose usher in a remarkably polished, refined palate, one no less tactile in its mineral dimensions than the Blanchots, but more transparent, and with a lift that matches its wafting floral perfume and a purity of yellow plum and grapefruit that are seductively succulent. This unforgettably persistent, truly grand cru should dazzle for 12-15 years.
Powerful, yet restrained and well-defined, featuring grapefruit, yellow plum, melon and stone aromas and flavors. Remains tight and driven, with fine balance through the lingering aftertaste.