TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre

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#1 Post by alan weinberg » March 23rd, 2020, 8:19 pm

mountain of thunder indeed—in the zone and it would stay there for another decade (but not this bottle). The depth of flavor and cool menthol tame the wild layers of flavor. With a citrus center, it stays focused while providing a kaleidoscope of flavors. The texture is oh so soft as it lays on the palate and then just drives through into my brain. “Iron fist in a velvet glove” was used to describe claret but it works here. Grand cru in all but name, the finish may get me through the next two weeks of being dry. It just echoed. The term head spinning is apt.

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#2 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » March 23rd, 2020, 8:42 pm

I have enjoyed the 02 before, which stunned me.
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#3 Post by Craig G » March 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm

This is the only bottle of Raveneau I own. The previous bottle was tremendous. I’m just hoping it’s not corked.
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#4 Post by Larry Link » March 23rd, 2020, 10:14 pm

Nice bottle for a Monday night Doc, sounds like it was rocking.

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#5 Post by Jeremy Holmes » March 23rd, 2020, 11:04 pm

Great, great wine. Sadly over half of my case was affected by tca!
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#6 Post by Stephen Williams » March 23rd, 2020, 11:46 pm

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 11:04 pm
Great, great wine. Sadly over half of my case was affected by tca!
I remember the Sommelier at Taillevent warning me about this sometime around 2006. He said they’d returned a large % of their allocation due to TCA. He recommended Leflaive’s 2000s instead which was a good call, then and even more so now
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#7 Post by Herwig Janssen » March 24th, 2020, 3:34 am

Mine too , although not 50 % . Btw , Montee de tonnerre is an old road on a steep hill towards the village Tonnerre . Montee is a climb .

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#8 Post by dcornutt » March 24th, 2020, 8:36 am

NICE! This is my favorite from Chez Raveneau because I can afford it (most of the time) and it overdelivers. Thanks for the note.
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#9 Post by alan weinberg » March 24th, 2020, 2:57 pm

Herwig Janssen wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 3:34 am
Mine too , although not 50 % . Btw , Montee de tonnerre is an old road on a steep hill towards the village Tonnerre . Montee is a climb .
of course Mont is mountain. I was just having fun.

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#10 Post by Anders G » April 1st, 2020, 12:31 pm

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 11:04 pm
Great, great wine. Sadly over half of my case was affected by tca!
ouch! I bought half of a case, safe so far, but two bottles left. Fingers crossed!
On a side note: I wanted to buy three bottles of the 2000 Raveneau Les Clos as it is the birth year of my daughter. Retailer said he won't let me cherry picking, I would have to buy 6 bottles of Montée de Tonnerre in order to get the 3 Les Clos. I gave in, and added 3 Blanchot. The price was 45€ for the Les Clos, 40€ for the Blanchot and 30€ for the MdT. Unfortunately, he retired soon after.

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#11 Post by alan weinberg » April 1st, 2020, 1:06 pm

Anders G wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 12:31 pm
Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 11:04 pm
Great, great wine. Sadly over half of my case was affected by tca!
ouch! I bought half of a case, safe so far, but two bottles left. Fingers crossed!
On a side note: I wanted to buy three bottles of the 2000 Raveneau Les Clos as it is the birth year of my daughter. Retailer said he won't let me cherry picking, I would have to buy 6 bottles of Montée de Tonnerre in order to get the 3 Les Clos. I gave in, and added 3 Blanchot. The price was 45€ for the Les Clos, 40€ for the Blanchot and 30€ for the MdT. Unfortunately, he retired soon after.
you could send your kid to college on the value of those wines now.

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#12 Post by Kris Patten » April 1st, 2020, 1:55 pm

Put my favorite vineyard together with arguably the best producer and expect nothing but fireworks.
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