Subtle honey and fresh lime aromas. In the palate acacia honey is deliciously present, with hints of clementines. A wine of real charm, refined and yet flavoursome, and the beautifully subtle acidity on the finish provides a touch of class. A seriously good village Puligny.
(from 7 different lieux-dits). Here the expressive nose is both more elegant and markedly more floral in character where added breadth is present in the form of apple, pear and citrus peel. There is once again excellent volume and richness to the caressing and super-refreshing medium weight flavors that deliver even better depth and length on the more refined finish. This is also really very good for its level and recommended. Drink 2020+
The 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Villages, which comes from the same 12 parcels from north to south of the appellation as in previous years, has a lively bouquet that has more personality than the Chassagne Enceignières - light oyster shell scents coming through with aeration. The palate is well balanced with vibrant acidity, crisp and taut with a lively, green apple and fresh nectarine finish. Nice length here and nicely composed, this would be my preference over the Chassagne Villages this year. Drink 2016-2025
Firm, straight and pure. Lovely intensity with smooth minerals woven into the palate. It is very harmonious, balanced and and streamlined. Excellent intensity of fruit for village wine and the glossy minerals define the style. A very good village wine.
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 hecatres of vineyards, comprising four white grands crus in Puligny and Chassagne and nine premiers crus. Today, under Emilie and husband Benoit's direction, their owned vineyards are fully biodynamic and they are one of the flag bearers for the appellation of Puligny.
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.