- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- 2013 - 2019
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2010
Brilliant lime green colour, this wine is full of rich ripe fruit, with gentle honeyed undertones. A wine with real depth and the level of intensity is exactly as one would expect from vines that are 60 years old. Very good indeed.
Burghound, July 2011,
Here the sulfur is not subtle and will clearly require some time before it is fully integrated as the ripe aromas of peach, pear and citrus struggle to be detected. By contrast there is good verve and punch to the bigger, richer and more concentrated full-bodied flavors that possess notably better depth and length if not the same finesse. Still, this is the more complete wine though be aware that it may not be the best choice to try young due to the SO2; if you are going to try one, be sure to decant it for 20 to 30 minutes first. 2015+.
Jancis Robinson, January 2011,
Much leaner than the Perrières and more interesting. Chewy. Lively and dry on the end.
Tim Atkin, February 2011,
Another impressive PC, this time with a little more fruit expression, with some pear,citrus and floral notes. Once again, the finish is taut and elegant, giving the wine realdefinition.
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
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.