Chablis 2007 Domaine Raveneau
Winespectator / James Suckling (89)
The first-ever wine of village appellation chez Raveneau, their 2007 Chablis represents the initial crop from less than a hectare of young vines in the Montmains sector, a mixture of selection massale from the estate with diverse clones. Smelling bitter-sweetly of citrus oil along with hints of lanolin from its brief stay in cask, this comes onto the palate full of ripe peach, pineapple, and citrus and strikingly delicate and energizing, yet alluringly creamy in texture. With less grip or sense of finishing mineral character than the best of its fellow 2007 generics – a circumstance one is tempted to attribute to young vines – it is nonetheless a real charmer, with plenty of zesty and herbal subtlety and a buoyant, refreshing finish.