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    $120.00

    On Sunday I read an article about Penfolds YattarnaChardonnay, had just won best white wine in the world orwhite wine makers or something to that effect.

    BUGGER ME, I want to know what wines it was up againsttruly my reason being.If it had been tasted along side any of the RaveneauChablis in the same price range I think it would have beenstruggling to even get a mention.


    I have been drinking Yattarna since the first vintage and yes it is a damn goodChardonnay, there is NO question of that.However I have just dank a 2014 Raveneau ChapelotChablis, priced at around $120.00.

    The wine left mespeechless.And in my very humble opinion as a self appointed winecritic, having worked as a chef in 5 star hotels, worked inFine Wine retail for 20 years, including several stints as awine judge over the last 20 years, I think I have a prettygood plate. So what were these guys drinking?

    Quite obviously it wasn’t any of the 2014 Raveneau thathave just hit the shelves of our little store and sold out intwo days. I will do my best to describe the joy this bottle brought tothe day. My wine loving friend Arty and myself sat down toa simple chicken and rice meal and washed it down withthe for mentioned Chablis.

    For me the wine took all of 10 minutes to open up, the firsttwo sips were not that impressive. There was nothing onthe nose not much on the plate.Then bang with in ten minutes every thing changed, the firstthing was the texture of the wine (became thicker, chewy,developed mouthfeel) then the nose began to show moreand more cool white river stone with a hint of oyster shelland lemon and apple hints.

    As the wine opened even more developing a full roundlemon flavour that was lean long and persistent howeverdropping off the back plate rather quickly only to continueto build more and more long after you had swallowed.

    The chewy texture and Chardonnay crisp green applepersonality was all powerful and left us waving our hands inprimitive caveman type gestures trying to explain the lengthand depth of flavour to each other. Should have used wordsStunning, it would have saved a lot of waving and grunting.We could not find any thing to follow this wine other than alively Non Vintage Henri Giraud Champagne.

    The intensityof this Chablis is incredible, as simple and straight forwardas the wine is, at this point in time the flavour just would notgo away. It had to be scraped away with the lively acidand bubbles of a good Champagne.(No point drinking anything less after all I believe we hadjust drank one of the best Chardonnays in the world) Most certainly the best I have tasted this year.And for me this will be a benchmark for Chablis in thefuture.

    Oysters would have been the perfect match to this wine.Freshly shucked with each glass of wine by a youngbeautifully tanned bikini clad purl diver. Dream on!Have I ever mentioned just how much I love Good Wine andsimple food?And come to think of it I don't mind bikini clad pearl diverseither.

    MAX at WINEREVIEWS

    Michael Lillis
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