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Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru has a brooding intensity on the nose: citrus peel, wet stone (more granitic than the Bâtard-Montrachet at this stage), accompanied by subtle scents of white chocolate and brioche. The palate is fresh and vibrant with well-executed acidity, gradually building to another marine-influenced finish that lingers long and tenderly in the mouth. Is it better than the outstanding Bâtard-Montrachet? Let’s wait and see… Drink: 2017 - 2035
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
Encegnières vines 52-53 year old. What a lovely Chassagne….Nicely rounded and generous, but not too rich; juicy and pure and bright. This is rather elegant… with its floral, aromatic notes on the finish. They have contained this nicely. Score 15.85 From 2016/7
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.
Chevalier-Montrachet is a tiny Grand Cru appellation for white wine situated on the stony slopes just above Le Montrachet towards the southern end of the Cote d'Or. The wines are exceptional, if slightly lighter in style than their neighbour down the hill.