2004 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Premier Cru/ White / Chardonnay
2004 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru
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($119) Aromatic nose combines peach and nut oils; comes across as less focused today than the Champs-Canet. Sweet, ripe and peachy but also penetrating and powerful, with a strong spice character. A bit youthfully muscular and broad-shouldered. Best today on the very long finish. I'd be surprised if this were not more elegant three or four years down the road.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 128

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Score:
Author: kyball
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 01/13/2011
Guessed using 2002/2003 data

About This Producer


The domaine of Etienne Sauzet is made up of 26 acres, much of it in the heart of the premier crus vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet. Gerard Boudot, owner and winemaker of Domaine Sauzet, is seeking 'maximum finesse and an individual expression of the climat.' M. Boudot, who married the granddaughter of the late Etienne Sauzet, runs the domaine and has modernized and improved the vinification, making the wines of this domaine among the most sought-after white wines of Burgundy.

The estate has been bottling 100% of its production since the early 1950s. Boudot ferments and ages 100% of the premiers crus and grand crus in small oak, one-third new. The average age of the vines is 30-35 years. These are textbook white burgundies, brimming with flavor, yet elegant and well-balanced.

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