Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Field Observatory Building,
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Air Base, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0917-826-8790
Manila Wine Shops
Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0922-870-5173

Name: A 10-Year-Old Chablis

François Raveneau Chablis Chapelot 1999

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During a recent trip to Burgundy, I tasted many fantastic wines. On most of these trips, I taste the region’s new vintage, and occasionally a grower or house will open a few older bottles. This time, however, I had the opportunity to taste several mature Burgundies, from just about every decade back to the 1860s!

One evening I dined alone and chose a François Raveneau Chablis Chapelot 1999, on the wine list for a very reasonable 47 euros (about $70). Raveneau is one of the top growers in Chablis. I buy Raveneau’s Chablis when I can afford them and drink them as often as possible.

It was hard to believe that, after 10 years in the bottle, the Chardonnay was still pale yellow, flecked by green. Its bouquet was clean, incisive and invigorating, offering a mélange of lemon, spring water over stones, iodine, beeswax and honey.

Full-bodied, dry and savory, the white crossed the palate with a saline, stony astringency, exuding great clarity and length. It was ideal both as an aperitif, to whet the appetite, and as a partner for the scallop appetizer. 94 points, non-blind.


Clark Wine Center was built in 2003 by Hong Kong-based Yats International Leisure Philippines to become the largest wine shop in Philippines supplying Asia’s wine lovers with fine vintage wines at attractive prices. Today, this wine shop in Clark Philippines offers over 2000 selections of fine wines from all major wine regions in the world. As a leading wine supplier in Philippines, Pampanga’s Clark Wine Center offers an incomparable breadth of vintages, wines from back vintages spanning over 50 years. Clark Wine Center is located in Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone adjacent to Angeles City, just 25 minutes from Subic and 45 minutes from Manila.

Wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Loire, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Alsace, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Chile and Argentina etc. are well represented in this Clark Wine Shop.

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