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2002 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Blanchots
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About Domaine Francois Raveneau

Named for its original proprietor, who, sadly, left us in 2000, Domaine Francois Raveneau is a goliath in Chablis. Raveneau's two sons, Bernard & Jean-Marc, now continue the family tradition, maintaining a commitment to natural wine.

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2002 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Blanchots

Producer: Domaine Francois Raveneau
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Chablis

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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2004

Knockout soil-inflected nose combines lime oil, white flowers and white truffle, along with hints of marzipan and clove. Wonderfully ripe and lush, and spectacularly showy today. The compellingly sweet flavors of lemon, lime, pink grapefruit and talc really stain the palate. The great, mounting back end displays powerful minerality and great elegance. A wine like this may well shut down in bottle over the next couple of years.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
93-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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