2005 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru 750ml

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2005 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru
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($121) Sexy aromas of white flowers, truffle and citrus fruits. Precise but laid-back, with noteworthy purity and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of lemon, lime, flowers and minerals. This may be even more concentrated than the Champ-Canet but it's not more elegant. Very rich and youthfully backward.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 134

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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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