Medium lemon in color. Quite expressive on the nose, even when first poured and too cold, showing vibrant fruit aromas of McIntosh apple, nectarine, and golden plum, as well as a polleny floral character and some spice. Very good on the palate, but hard to pin down. It’s fresh and bright, with prominent green-apple acidity and great focus, but it also has a little more body than you would expect from that description, plus a bit of honeyed richness. There’s also some almost tropical guava/mango fruit flavor mixed in. The finish is medium-long and fruit-focused. One hesitant observation: I think I might be getting the faintest hint of botrytis character on both the nose and palate—it’s very subtle, but there’s just something ever so slightly suggestive of that distinct exotic note. Could be my imagination …
Good Chablis—not the most structured or mineral, and won’t be the most long-lived, but it has nice expression and balance, and on top of that is just tasty. Thumbs up.
PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs -translucent light gold -slightly tropical sweet citrus -med+ acidity peeks in late on med weight sappy but relatively simple mid-palate with lemon and quinine element but no obvious tropical, respectable finish -solid for Chablis village
My first Pattes Loup wine. Ripe, slightly fat apple with some tropical fruit hints. Starts lush, acidity and minerality come through middle to finish, but not necessarily the type of steely, oystershell minerality I expect from Chablis. Moderate length. Very good Chardonnay, particularly for Villages level, but the wine's typicity didn't come across clearly today.
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