2012 - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts Etienne Sauzet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2016 - 2022
Case size
12x75cl
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2012 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LES REFERTS ETIENNE SAUZET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2016 - 2022
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,220.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2014

    A tightly knit and very integrated wine, with lots of powerful citrus flavours, finishing with a slight exotic touch.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2013,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts comes from their 0.7-hectare parcel of around 60-year-old vines located in the middle of the vineyard. It has a generous bouquet with melon, dried stone and flint notes that does not quite have the exuberance of the Champs-Gain. The palate is very well-balanced with cheeky peach notes furnishing the entry. This is a pretty Puligny, generous in the mouth with a slight viscosity coming through towards the finish. This is probably suitable for earlier drinking than Sauzet’s other premier crus.

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2014,
    Score: 91

    This is compositionally similar to the Champ Gain though there is no mandarin orange nuance. There is good volume to the sleekly muscular middle weight flavors that are less obviously mineral-infused but notably more complex on the impressively concentrated and highly persistent finish. The balance is impeccable and while there is a trace of mid-palate sweetness the finish is agreeably dry and slightly saline. 91/2019+

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
    Score: 17.5

    Much less reductive than the village wine. More open, fruity aromas of grapefruit and just-ripe apricots. Intense and long with pure citrus fruit and a dry minerally aftertaste. Very good. Drink 2017-2024

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Producer

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.

Region

Puligny-Montrachet

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.