En Primeur | Etienne Sauzet 2019

Etienne Sauzet is one of the great estates of Puligny Montrachet taking its name from current incumbent Emilie Riffault’s great grandfather who founded this domaine in the early 1900s. It boasts 15 hectares of vineyards, comprising four white grands crus in Puligny and Chassagne and nine Premiers Crus. Today, under Emilie and husband Benoît’s direction, their owned vineyards are fully biodynamic, and they are one of the flag bearers for the appellation of Puligny Montrachet.

Discussing the vintage with Benoît, he said an April frost and a cool spell during flowering had a greater impact on yields in Puligny than in some other appellations, and he feels there is little difference between the chalk and clay vineyards in 2019. Reduced yields across the board prevented vines suffering from hydric stress, despite the dry conditions. He describes 2019 as a wonderfully ripe fresh vintage and we couldn’t agree more.

Please note: due to high demand, online purchases of 2019 Burgundies are limited to 1 case of each wine. For more information please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com

Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Bourgogne La Tuféra Etienne Sauzet

6x75cl 10+ £105.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    I know I say this a lot, but this really is a mini Puligny. It is such an attractive wine, mixing fresh citrus fruit, with tropical notes of guava and melon. Easy and yet it has depth. An excellent cuvée all round.

2019

Chassagne Montrachet Les Encégnières Etienne Sauzet

6x75cl 5 £270.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    Sitting just below Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru, this is such a highly regarded lieu dit. Slightly closed on the nose, although unsurprising given its tight structure. On the palate the wine opens up to show flavours of lemon zest, frangipane and nougat. Great weight. This is a top-class village cuvée.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Enseigneres has a fresh, well defined bouquet with gentle orange blossom and light passion fruit aromas, a little mintiness in the background. The palate is nicely balanced with good concentration from the opening, moderate acidity, harmonious with a fresh, orange rind and quince-tinged finish. A very capable Chassagne to enjoy over the next decade. 2022-2032

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 89-92

    Clear pale lemon with an incisive lightly reductive nose. This starts leaner than expected, but soon fills out into a soft plump pillow of fruit, soft pears, but then the tension returns with some warmth too. The aromatics are not over-ripe and I did not pick the high alcohol level here. No doubt about the concentration, nor length and there is just enough acidity. 4 stars

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2019

Puligny Montrachet Etienne Sauzet

6x75cl 10+ £260.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    Sauzet’s village Puligny is made from 12 parcels in the village, the majority from Les Meix just beside the superb Premier Cru Pucelles vineyard. This is a definitive Puligny, the vibrant fresh citrus fruits give way to a harmonious texture with hints of honeysuckle and panna cotta. Very balanced and deliciously pure.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    A blend of 12 parcels with a large plot in Les Meix, the Puligny-Montrachet Village has a slightly backward but well defined granitic nose. The palate is well balanced with Clementine and touches of ginger, quite vibrant and certainly concentrated for a Village Puligny. Good persistency here - this comes recommended. 2023-2033

  • WA

    Wine Advocate,
    Score: 90+

    The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Village has turned out nicely, exhibiting aromas of crisp white peach, orange oil, spring blossom and freshly baked bread, followed by a medium to full-bodied, bright and layered palate. Lively and precise, with chalky structuring extract, it should offer a broad drinking window. Drink 2021-2035. William Kelly

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    Pale lemon and lime, actually quite a classic Puligny nose, floral, but clearly summer flowers not spring. Like the Chassagne this opens out to a much richer fruit than the nose initially suggests, ripe white pears, yet with good natural acidity behind. Very successful, in the style of the vintage. 4 stars

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