- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- 2017 - 2023
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2015
A favourite vineyard of Gerard Boudot’s, which he shows just before his Bâtard in order of tasting. As one would expect this has power, but is beautifully integrated with refined honeyed characters and hints of toffee and verbena. Very full and very concentrated.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru les Combettes offers touches of oyster shell on the subtle marine-influenced bouquet that gradually opens in the glass. The palate is clean and fresh on the Zen-like entry: precise with keen mineral notes, sharpening towards a malic and focused finish. There is an almost Muscadet-like freshness imbued in this Combettes that lends it another dimension and enhances complexity. Bravo Benoît - this is what is called "killer juice"! Drink: 2017 - 2037
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
Strikes the palate. Substance. This is compact, dense and layered. the cold minerals are layered with warm ripe fruit. It has a powerful, tendonous finish. Lean and toned and strong. Impressive. Score 18.65. It should age very well. from 2018
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.