Nose dominated by oak today. Rich and voluminous for this wine, with steely flavors of pineapple and lemon. There good material here, as well as firm acid structure. Quite subtle. I prefer this to the 2000, but Boudot feels it could use a bit more finesse.
Etienne Sauzet is one of the most famous domaines in Puligny Montrachet along with Domaine Leflaive and Louis Carillon. Created by Etienne from family vines, over time he purchased additional vineyards until it grew to 12 hectares in 1950. When Etienne passed away in 1975, his daughter Jeanine and her husband, Gerard Boudot, took over the domaine. Due to family inheritance, the domaine decreased to 7 hectares which only made the wine even more rare! Today, they are helped by their dynamic daughter, Emilie, and her husband, Benoît Riffault.
Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet is an enclave within Bâtard-Montrachet with the same soils. It is located in the Puligny section of Bâtard and is made up of 3.68 hectares. Wines are generally rich and floral with honeyed finesse.