W Burgundy, Chablis 1er, 'Butteaux,' Pattes Loup 2018

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100% Chardonnay. 50 year old vines in the lieu-dit of Butteaux.

Distributor Notes: "Thomas Pico, the young, passionate winemaker of Pattes Loup (meaning 'wolf's paws'), is a rising star in the appellation and is taking great risks to farm organically in an inhospitable growing climate. The wines are concentrated and opulent, yet racy and intensely saline. All three 1er Crus are extremely limited.
Pico’s naturally-farmed and -produced wines are the essence of 'Chablis'"

Critic Tasting Notes: "There will be multiple bottlings of the 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Mise Tardive, this year, next year and beyond. Still in tank on the lees, it offers up aromas of pear, waxy citrus fruit and freshly baked bread, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and impressively concentrated palate. In any of its various incarnations, it will be worth seeking out." - 92-95 points William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Aug 2021)

Terry's Advice: Drink from 2022-2032.

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