Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 2015

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SKU 03607

750ml

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The domaine of Etienne Sauzet is made up of 26 acres, much of it in the heart of the finest premier cru vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet. The average age of the vines is 30-35 years. Gérard Boudot, owner and winemaker of Domaine Sauzet, is seeking maximum finesse and an individual expression of the terroir in his wines. Boudot, who married the granddaughter of the late Etienne Sauzet, runs the domaine and has modernized and improved the vinification, making Sauzet wines among the most sought-after white wines of Burgundy. The estate has been bottling 100% of its production since the early 1950's. Since 1975, the domaine has been selling the entirety of its production in bottle. The white wines of Puligny-Montrachet are some of the most famous and most widely acclaimed in the world. This is undoubtedly due to the local microclimates and the clay, siliceous sand and lime contents of the soil. Les Combettes is one of 14 premier cru vineyards in Puligny-proper.

Wine Advocate reports: 'Winemaker Benoît Riffault has quietly steered Etienne Sauzet towards more consistency and pedigree. In Benoît they have a talented, often sanguine vigneron who seems adept at taking things in his stride, taking vintages as they come. And I must admit, upon departing the domaine I reflected upon the wines I had tasted and dwelled upon what an impressive portfolio they have accumulated.'
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Puligny-Montrachet
Brand Etienne Sauzet
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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BurghoundA discreet application of wood sets off very ripe notes of pear liqueur, petrol and floral hints. There is exceptionally good richness to the very round and highly seductive medium weight flavors that brim with dry extract and minerality though I find that the finish lacks the same vibrancy and refreshing dryness as the best of these 1ers. To be sure this is perfectly good but it's not distinguished. 88-91

Allen Meadows, June 2017