Robert Parker 92
Tasted from magnum, this has a taciturn nose at first that demonstrates that toffee accent that I personally do not like on Raveneau’s wines. Touches of greengage, fresh conference pear and a hint of beeswax develop and the nose begins to freshen in the glass. The palate is well balanced with good acidity, dried apricot, lemon rind, a touch of crushed stone, the oak prominent on the finish but ebbing away with further time in the glass. Lovely. Drink now-2018. Tasted June 2010.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018