2016 - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne Etienne Sauzet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2026
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LA GARENNE ETIENNE SAUZET - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2026
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £592.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2017

    La Garenne sits on the higher slopes of Puligny. This wine, lemon yellow in colour, has a lovely degree of ripeness with characters of apricots and pineapple. The chalky-limestone soils produce a drive of minerality that comes through on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne was not affected by frost and consequently enjoyed similar yields as 2015, among the highest of Sauzet’s 2016s. The nose is elegant and stylish with apple blossom, brioche and hazelnut scents that lean a little toward Meursault. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, sappy in the mouth with a crisp if just slightly abrupt, slate-like finish. Good potential and I suspect it will put on weight in bottle. Drink 2018-2028

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2018,
    Score: 91

    Whiffs of mineral reduction and matchstick are present on the cool and airy aromas of pear and acacia blossom. The racy, intense and overtly mineral-driven medium weight flavors conclude in a compact and linear finish. This is clearly quite backward and is going to need most of a decade to arrive at its peak. Outstanding. Drink: 2024+

  • DC

    Decanter, January 2018,
    Score: 90

    The Puligny La Garenne is very true to type in 2016, with a pure bouquet of apple and flowers, followed on the palate by an ample, moderately glossy, cool wine with a bright core of fruit and a clean, subtly chalky finish. Drinking Window 2018 - 2025

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
    Score: 16.5

    Hint of steel and liquorice on the nose. Some green-fruit flavours and almost painful acidity. Drink 2020-2025

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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.