Lucidity via Chablis
2007 Raveneau Blanchot
Pointedly Grand Cru at the Lowest Price in the Nation
"Incredibly pure, layered, airy, indeed almost lacy... a wine of finesse, indeed even delicacy in 2007. In a word, wonderful."
We can’t get enough of these wines - quite literally. Every one of our Raveneau offers sells out quickly - especially those from the purists’ 2007 vintage.
Raveneau is normally allocated in one, two and three-bottle quantities, and the “parcels” that we find rarely consist of more than a case. So when I find well-priced Raveneau with great provenance, I grab it - quickly. You who are receiving this offer probably feel the same.
So without further ado, today I am thrilled to present a tranche of the 2007 Raveneau Grand Cru Blanchot that we are able to offer at well below the lowest price in the nation: $198.95 a bottle.
We've said it before, but it bears repeating: 2007 will go down as a legendary vintage for both Chablis and especially Raveneau.
Over the last year, these wines have only gotten more impressive - recent tastings of nearly the whole 2007 portfolio (we shamelessly admit we can't keep our hands off of these) confirm their awesome status: Here are wines that dart and slice across the palate, so pure, so rigid, so intensely detailed. Here are Chardonnays that are so deeply infused with the scent of the ocean they seem as if they could have grown from it.
But no, this isn’t the Mediterranean; this is the slim, south-facing slope of Les Blanchots, approximately three steps east of Les Clos, peeking down towards the sleepy valley town of Chablis.
The Kimmeridgian soil here, its crushed bits of fossilized sea creatures, spoke loudly, pointedly, through the 2007s, particularly Raveneau's Blanchot, conjuring up “salt water, oyster shell and iodine that complement to perfection the classy, refined and textured flavors brimming with both minerality and dry extract,” as the Burghound so aptly puts it.
His full and, I think, particularly sharp review is below. Take careful note of his mention of delicacy and finesse - a spot-on observation, a true testament to Blanchot's Grand Cru terroir, and a fascinating turn for the classic power of Raveneau.
Collectors are strongly advised to take advantage of today’s pricing on one of the last decade’s most lucid bottles of Raveneau. The perfume, the aromatic elegance here is lovely already, but with five, 10, 15 years in the cellar, this will move into truly enchanting territory. This will certainly be a 25-year bottle of wine - if not more - but Grand Cru Raveneaus really begin to show off around age 10 (if you don't own some of the Premiers, you might also look at a few Butteaux or Forêts today to enjoy while you pine for the Blanchot's glorious peak).
As alluded to above, parcels of Raveneau simply don't come in large quantity. You know the drill: Give us your maximum order, and we'll allocate as best we can. To place your order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Burghound: It seems that each succeeding wine is more aromatically elegant than the prior wine and again, the nose here is incredibly pure, layered, airy, indeed almost lacy with perfumed notes of dried white roses, salt water, oyster shell and iodine that complement to perfection the classy, refined and textured flavors brimming with both minerality and dry extract that buffers the firm acid spine on the strikingly long finish. This is not as powerful as the Montée de Tonnerre but it's finer, in fact to the point that the Raveneau Blanchots is a wine of finesse, indeed even delicacy in 2007. In a word, wonderful.
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