2016 - Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru Etienne Sauzet
08B6BMES1PK _ 2016 - Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru Etienne Sauzet - 1x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Bâtard-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2021 - 2028
Case size
1x75cl

2016 BÂTARD MONTRACHET GRAND CRU ETIENNE SAUZET - 1x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Bâtard-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2021 - 2028
Case size
1x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2017

    This grand cru is split across the village boundary of Chassagne and Puligny Montrachet. Sauzet’s Bâtard comes from vines planted on the Puligny side of the appellation. Just four small casks were made and boy! what quality. Deliciously creamy aromas, with hints of vanilla pods. It is silky and viscous at the same time. Mouth-filling, with great structure and evident power. A brilliant example of Bâtard Montrachet.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 94-96

    The 2016 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru was not too affected by frost according to Benoît, as the vines were partly protected by the wall that runs along the top of the vineyard toward Montrachet. It has a well-defined bouquet with expressive scents of green apple, fresh pear and a slight touch of mint, conveying a sense of coiled-up energy and frisson. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, just a little honeyed in texture with quite an intense, spicy finish that leaves you with a positive impression. You know what...this might well turn out to be the best wine from Sauzet this year. Bravo. Drink 2019-2035

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2018,
    Score: 95

    Attractively ripe, fresh and softly exotic aromas are comprised of floral, spice, tea and dried white and yellow fruit scents. The ultra-seductive big-bodied flavors are quite concentrated yet surprisingly elegant while delivering first-rate persistence on the clean, dry and linear finish. This is not a typical Bâtard of imposing size and weight but rather one of refinement and even finesse, which is not a descriptor one often employs with respect to Bâtard. Don't miss! Drink: 2028+

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, September 2017,
    Score: 92-94

    just four barrels made, vs. a normal seven or eight): A bit more exotic on the nose than most of the Sauzet premier crus, hinting at dried peach and mango. Ripe, thick, rich and concentrated, conveying a touch of sweetness and an element of saline minerality to its chewy peach and pear fruit. Tactile, soil-driven wine--and the longest on the finish among the Sauzet 2016s to this point.

  • DC

    Decanter, January 2018,
    Score: 93

    The Bâtard opens in the glass with notes of honeysuckle, mandarin oil and preserved citrus and pear, framed by a touch of toasty new oak. On the palate the wine is ample and expansive, larger-scaled than the premiers crus, revealing good concentration and extract balanced by juicy acids. This is cut from quite elegant cloth for a young Bâtard. Drinking Window 2019 - 2030

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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

Bâtard-Montrachet

Bâtard-Montrachet is a great white Grand Cru in Burgundy's Côte D'or. Its vineyards are located onthe slope beneath Le Montrachet, in the Côte de Beaune. Bâtard-Montrachet's soils are heavier than those surrounding it, made up of brown limestone and gravel, which pave the way for rich, nutty, honeyed and heady wines with good structure. They are not as elegant as those from Chevalier-Montrachet and are broader and weightier than wines from Montrachet.