- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- 2021 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
La Garenne sits on the higher slopes of Puligny and produces a remarkably harmonious wine. Delightful aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and melon. This is a graceful and giving style, with its silky honeyed palate. The touch of hazelnut on the finish provides additional complexity.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru comes from just under a single hectare of vines next to Blagny. It has quite a stern, austere bouquet at the moment, a little overshadowed by the Puligny Village. The palate is well balanced with light citrus lemon, white peach and lime notes on the entry, moderate weight and commendable precision on the finish. I would afford this two or three years for the aromatics to find their groove. 2023 - 2035
Burghound, June 2020,
There is just enough reduction present to blur the nuances of what appears to be ripe fruit. Otherwise, there is evident minerality to the sleek and stony medium-bodied flavors that possess a bit more refinement as well as notably better overall depth and length. Drink 2026+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
A vineyard that you need to wait for, before picking. Old vines here. Full, clear pale yellow. Good fresh detailed nose, then puts on some white fruit weight on the palate, with decent flesh at the back, and good length.
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.