Precision, nuance and translucence – not qualities typically associated with this site – are the signatures in Raveneau’s 2012 Chablis Valmur. This is a decidedly understated Valmur built on restraint and a total sense of polish. The silky, resonant finish is utterly beautiful. The Valmur is another of the 2012s here that appears to be holding back much of its personality. I imagine it will offer thrilling drinking over the next two decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2020
Robert Parker 94+
This wine was tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur from Domaine Raveneau has a very candied bouquet with hints of Seville orange marmalade and white fennel, adding intrigue to the mineral-rich, citric fruit. The palate is beautifully balanced with a generous opening – plenty of bright citric fruit with veins of walnut lending it an almost Meursault-like personality. There is good length, and a sense of confidence and ambition about this Chablis Grand Cru that may warrant an even higher score down the line.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035