Chevalier is my favourite of all the Grand crus in Puligny. A wine of great grace and presence, with a natural refinement, it doesn't rely on power but is multi layered in its level of flavoursand complexity. This is a wine with extraordinary delicacy whilst remaining subtley powerful the flavours are so concentrated and they continue in the mouth forever.
Mild sulfur detracts only faintly from the ultra-elegant white flower, pear, citrus, spice and wet stone nuances where the latter element suffuses the detailed and crystalline pure flavors that display borderline painful intensity on the driving, linear and impeccably well-balanced finish. This incredibly refined effort is sheer class in a glass with Zen-like harmony and poise. Don't Miss! Drink 2017+
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.
Chevalier-Montrachet is a tiny Grand Cru appellation for white wine situated on the stony slopes just above Le Montrachet towards the southern end of the Cote d'Or. The wines are exceptional, if slightly lighter in style than their neighbour down the hill.