Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 2015

Save $49.01 (24%)

SKU 04057


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
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Puligny-Montrachet
Brand Etienne Sauzet
  • bh94

BurghoundOnce again firm reduction makes the nose a tough read. The rich, fresh and energetic medium-bodied flavors possess a beautifully elegant mouth feel that continues on to the refined, focused and impeccably well-balanced though notably firmer finish. 91-94

Allen Meadows, June 2017
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet showed a little more vintage character than the Folatières, hints of passion fruit and caramelized pear tucked in behind the citrus veneer. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a keen line of acidity, though the finish remains quite strict and maybe does not quite possess the mineral expression of the Folatières at the moment. Maybe that will change once in bottle? Still, there is potential here and the spiciness on the aftertaste is satisfying. 90-92

Neal Martin, December 29, 2016