- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- 2016 - 2021
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2014
A very round and balanced wine from this relatively high vineyard. It has a strong line of minerality highlighting the high proportion of chalk in the soil. An excellent cuvée.
Neal Martin, December 2013,
The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs-Gain comes from the last parcel before you reach La Truffiere. It has a more controlled, linear bouquet than the La Garenne at this early point: nicely focused with traces of white peach and wet limestone. The palate is adorned with a spicy, fiery opening that makes an immediate impressive. There is good extract here and its fans out superbly on the vibrant finish with orange peel lingering in the mouth.
Burghound, June 2014,
There is a hint of mandarin orange to the otherwise classic aromas of acacia blossom, pear, apple and wet stone nuances. The delicious medium weight flavors possess a beguiling succulence along with good detail and energy on the mineral inflected and persistent finish. In the same fashion as the La Garenne this is not particularly complex but I very much like the delivery. 89/2016+
Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
Just lovely – really expressive citrus fruit, loads of tension on the palate and oodles of mineral and smoke complexity. Everything you could want from Puligny-Montrachet – masterful. Drink 2016-2022
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.