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Domaine Pattes Loup/Thomas Pico
      By Stephen Tanzer

  2012 Domaine Pattes Loup/Thomas Pico Chablis: Vent d'Ange
Full straw color. Orange oil and spices on the nose, with a leesy nuance and a suggestion of honeyed ripeness. Rich, spicy and concentrated, with ripe stone and soft citrus fruit flavors framed by harmonious acidity and an element of dusty stone. Ripe, pliant, tactile village wine with lovely shimmering energy on the back end. This would be perfect with oysters. 90
  2012 Domaine Pattes Loup/Thomas Pico Chablis: Cotes de Jouan
Medium yellow. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest, Chinese pear and honeysuckle are complicated by vanilla and spice nuances. Tactile and light on its feet, with bright acidity and an element of dusty stone giving the mid-palate excellent delineation. Not a fat style of 2012 but pliant and rich. Finishes with intense lemon and stone notes. More taut and less exotic than the village offering. 91
  2012 Domaine Pattes Loup/Thomas Pico Chablis: Beauregard
Pale yellow-gold. Aromas of orange zest and spices are complicated by a trace of nutty lees. Plump, broad, spicy and sweet, showing fine-grained, open-knit flavors of very ripe peach and soft citrus fruits. Distinctly sweeter than the Cote de Jouan but the dusty, tactile finish displays precise notes of tangerine and minerals. 91
  2012 Domaine Pattes Loup/Thomas Pico Chablis: Butteaux
Pale yellow-gold. Cooler and more reticent on the nose than the Beauregard, offering hints of orange zest, ginger and crushed stone. Then surprisingly plush and broad, showing sexy floral lift to the mineral and spice flavors. Turns more taut on the back end than the Beauregard, finishing tactile, long and extract-rich, with bright lemon and spice notes and noteworthy breadth. 92
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