2012 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet Etienne Sauzet

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Puligny-Montrachet, White Burgundy
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2016-2022
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2012 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet Etienne Sauzet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Puligny-Montrachet, White Burgundy
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2016-2022
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£620.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Burghound, June 2014, Score: 92

Here the beautifully layered nose is openly exotic with spicy aromas of mango, apricot, peach and mandarin orange. The medium weight plus flavors are more concentrated still with a sleek muscularity that contributes to the unctuous but not heavy mouth feel, all wrapped in an extract-rich, suave and beautifully balanced finish. While not nearly as mineral-inflected as the prior two wines there is simply more underlying material and ultimately this should be the better wine and certainly its track record would lend credence to that prediction. 92/2020+

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Producer

Domaine Etienne Sauzet

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.

Region

Puligny-Montrachet, White Burgundy

Puligny Montrachet is known as the most delicate of the white wine appellations south of Beaune.Its wines tend to be linear and mineral offering delicate floral and orchard fruit aromatics. Its village and premier cru vineyard area total slightly over 200 hectares but almost half of them are premier cru making them one of the highest proportions of quality vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Several grand cru vineyards are present, the most notable being Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachetwhich it shares with neighbouring Chassagne, but it does have the extraordinary Chevalier Montrachet and the tiny Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet all to itself. There are a handful of red wines grown, but they tend to be quite light and need to be drunk in their youth.

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