Robert Parker 93
Another superb wine from Francois Raveneau. The nose is much more closed: limestone, chalk. The palate is certainly very concentrated and powerful, but it is coiled up at the moment. Citrus, minerally mid-palate with beautiful balance and a leesy finish. Very backward, I would leave this for 5-8 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2014
More exotic aromas of grapefruit and lime oil. Fat and round in the mouth but distinctly closed today; comes across as less filled in than the Clos, and drier in style. This was a knockout from barrel a year ago, but today I find more texture than terroirBut then this was bottled on the morning of my visit.