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   * **Chablis Blanchots** (8 Feb 2011): not oxidized. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]   * **Chablis Blanchots** (8 Feb 2011): not oxidized. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]
   * **Chablis Blanchots** (29 Jun 2011): not oxidized but disappointing for Raveneau in a great Chablis vintage. [Don Cornwell]   * **Chablis Blanchots** (29 Jun 2011): not oxidized but disappointing for Raveneau in a great Chablis vintage. [Don Cornwell]
-  * **Chablis "​Blanchot"​** (Jul. 2017 – ): btls not oxidized. Still in its adolescence. More citrus peel & fruit stones in the nose than white flowers. Charming ​to taste. From a lot of 4 purchased in Nov. 2015 from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant (library release by the domaine).+  * **Chablis "​Blanchot"​** (Jul. 2017 – Nov. 2020): btls not oxidized. Still in its adolescence ​in 2017/2018; reaching its plateau in early 2020. More citrus peel & fruit stones in the nose than white flowers. Charming ​& delicious on the palate. Best decanted. From a lot of 4 purchased in Nov. 2015 from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant (library release by the domaine). ​[Rayner Cheung]
   * **Chablis Butteaux** (Sep-Dec 2006): Several bottles, quite variable. 2 young and racy bottles, 3 open and soft and showing 1st signs of oxidation, 2 bottles very advanced and beginning to oxidize. (J. Gilman)   * **Chablis Butteaux** (Sep-Dec 2006): Several bottles, quite variable. 2 young and racy bottles, 3 open and soft and showing 1st signs of oxidation, 2 bottles very advanced and beginning to oxidize. (J. Gilman)
   * **Chablis Butteaux** (Oct 07 - Feb 10): Six bottles, all fresh and youthful [David Honig]   * **Chablis Butteaux** (Oct 07 - Feb 10): Six bottles, all fresh and youthful [David Honig]
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   * **Chablis "​Blanchot"​** (Feb. 2015 – Jul. 2018): 5 btls not oxidized. Still very primary & youthful in 2015; reaching its plateau of drinkability in 2018. Probably better decanted. No traces of "​2003"​ vintage traits (q.v. the comments on 2003 Vaillons). 3 btls purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in Nov. 2013 + 2 btls purchased from Kermit Lynch in early 2015. [Rayner Cheung]   * **Chablis "​Blanchot"​** (Feb. 2015 – Jul. 2018): 5 btls not oxidized. Still very primary & youthful in 2015; reaching its plateau of drinkability in 2018. Probably better decanted. No traces of "​2003"​ vintage traits (q.v. the comments on 2003 Vaillons). 3 btls purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in Nov. 2013 + 2 btls purchased from Kermit Lynch in early 2015. [Rayner Cheung]
   * **Chablis Clos** (Feb 2010): very 2003 but no signs of oxidation [ER]   * **Chablis Clos** (Feb 2010): very 2003 but no signs of oxidation [ER]
-  * **Chablis "​Clos"​** (Mar. 2019 – ): btls not oxidized. A gem of a wine from a difficult vintage. Best decanted. ​Not as much depth or power as in more regular vintages, but there are sweet white flowers in the nose, together with delicate minerality & surprisingly colorful texture on the palate. From a lot of 3 purchased in Apr. 2014 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. [Rayner Cheung]+  * **Chablis "​Clos"​** (Mar. 2019 – ): btls not oxidized. A real gem of a wine from a difficult vintage. Best decanted, but requires less coaxing than the ValmurWith patience, there are strong hints of the depth power found in more regular vintages. Sweet white flowers in the nose, together with delicate minerality & surprisingly colorful texture on the palate. Luxurious refinement. From a lot of 3 purchased in Apr. 2014 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer, & a further 2 btls in Mar. 2015 from Kermit Lynch its West Coast importer. [Rayner Cheung]
   * **Chablis Montee de Tonnerre** (Nov 8, 2009): magnum; not oxidized; very nice [Gregg Ushiroda]   * **Chablis Montee de Tonnerre** (Nov 8, 2009): magnum; not oxidized; very nice [Gregg Ushiroda]
   * **Chablis** **Montee de Tonnerre** (May 2012):no signs of oxidation, NOT very 2003 it was lean not flabby [Suzanne Camhi]   * **Chablis** **Montee de Tonnerre** (May 2012):no signs of oxidation, NOT very 2003 it was lean not flabby [Suzanne Camhi]
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   * **Chablis Valmur** (Oct 2011): A clumsy wine, but no signs of oxidation [NTyson]   * **Chablis Valmur** (Oct 2011): A clumsy wine, but no signs of oxidation [NTyson]
   * **Chablis Valmur** (April 2014): no premox but a bit too 2003 [A.Latimer]   * **Chablis Valmur** (April 2014): no premox but a bit too 2003 [A.Latimer]
-  * **Chablis "​Valmur"​** (Dec. 2016 – ): btls not oxidized. ​Better ​decanted ​and/​or ​served from a glass with a wide bowl. Gorgeous. Classic ​Raveneau nose of sweet white flowers. No hint of "​2003"​ vintage traits (q.v. the comments on 2003 Vaillons). Precise, ​dry flavors on the palate. From a lot of 4 purchased in Mar. 2014 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. [Rayner Cheung]+  * **Chablis "​Valmur"​** (Dec. 2016 – Oct. 2020): btls not oxidized. ​This wine is much better ​decanted ​served from a glass with a wide bowl. Gorgeous, classic ​Raveneau nose of sweet white flowers, more subtle than in other vintages. No hint of "​2003"​ vintage traits (q.v. the comments on 2003 Vaillons). Precise, ​refined ​flavors on the palate ​with an impressive & dry finish. From a lot of 4 purchased in Mar. 2014 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer, & a further 2 btls in Mar. 2015 from Kermit Lynch its West Coast importer. [Rayner Cheung]
   * **Chablis Valmur** (Jun 2017): Not oxidized. Initially premox nose but blew off @ Jewel Bako [N. Lau]   * **Chablis Valmur** (Jun 2017): Not oxidized. Initially premox nose but blew off @ Jewel Bako [N. Lau]
   * **Chablis Clos** (Dec 2014): not oxidized, but quite 2003. (Adrian Latimer)   * **Chablis Clos** (Dec 2014): not oxidized, but quite 2003. (Adrian Latimer)
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   * **Chablis Valmur** (June & Dec 2011): lovely (Adrian Latimer)   * **Chablis Valmur** (June & Dec 2011): lovely (Adrian Latimer)
   * **Chablis Vaillons** (Aug 2015) not oxidized (Adrian Latimer)   * **Chablis Vaillons** (Aug 2015) not oxidized (Adrian Latimer)
-  * **Chablis "​Vaillons"​** (Jun. 2017): ​Not oxidized. Lovely nose of white flowers. Vigorous on the palate. [Rayner Cheung]+  * **Chablis "​Vaillons"​** (Jun. 2017, Apr. 2021): 2 btls not oxidized. ​2017 – Lovely nose of white flowers. Vigorous on the palate. 2021 – Excellent color. Quite reticent in the nose & on the palate. Probably should have been decanted. From 2 btls purchased at a reputable retailer in Hong Kong circa 2009. [Rayner Cheung]
   * **Chablis Butteaux** (Aug 2015) not oxidized (Adrian Latimer)   * **Chablis Butteaux** (Aug 2015) not oxidized (Adrian Latimer)
   * **Chablis Butteaux** (July 6 2013): not oxidized. Excellent (P. ONeill)   * **Chablis Butteaux** (July 6 2013): not oxidized. Excellent (P. ONeill)
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-  * **Chablis Montee de Tonnerre** (Feb 2017, April 2018): no problems[Adrian Latimer]+  * **Chablis Montee de Tonnerre** (Feb 2017, April 2018, May 2020): no problems, vg [Adrian Latimer]
   * **Chablis Butteaux**(Dec 2018, June 2019): 2 x very fine (Adrian Latimer)   * **Chablis Butteaux**(Dec 2018, June 2019): 2 x very fine (Adrian Latimer)
   * **Chablis Valmur** (May 2018): fine (Adrian Latimer)   * **Chablis Valmur** (May 2018): fine (Adrian Latimer)
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