2009 Domaine Pattes Loup 1er Cru Chablis Beauregard

Approaching the end of my fourth alcohol free day, it seems an eternity since I was sipping on this wine. The stitches in my mouth mean that this period of abstinence will last until at least the weekend.

The 2009 vintage was a warmer one in Chablis and there is a relative forwardness to this wine. It almost extends to stonefruit before taking a step back and settling on lemons, minerals, (latent) honey and apples. These flavours envelop some yielding acidity without smothering it. Texturally compelling – waxy and gentle then slightly chewy through the finish. I love the composure here, the sense of unforced complexity. Excellent

Region: Burgundy, Chablis
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
Price: $60
Tasted: October 2011


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