Etienne Sauzet Batard Montrachet 2015

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SKU 11055

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. Champ Canet is one of 14 premier cru vineyards in Puligny-proper. This one is produced from a full 1 ha parcel of 40+ year old vines as well as some vines planted in 1938; aged in approximately 1/3 new oak with a slightly longer élevage than his other wines.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Beaune
Brand Etienne Sauzet
  • bh94

BurghoundReduction currently dominates what appears to be notably ripe fruit. By contrast there is a lovely sense of energy to the bigger, richer and more powerful full-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract on the impressively long and equally complex finish. I mildly prefer the Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet because of its marginally better sense of verve but I underscore that the difference is slight and it's obviously an open question as to how the two wines will compare over time - in sum, both are excellent. 92-94

Allen Meadows, June 2017
  • wa92-94

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more reserved and conservative bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, with dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, grass clipping, wet granite aromas unfolding in the glass but never letting go completely. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, a little more tension and race than the Bienvenue yet displaying that same spicy, but here more saline finish that fans out with confidence. Excellent - this is very elegant.

Neal Martin, December 30, 2016