2009 Etienne Sauzet - Batard-Montrachet 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

2009 Etienne Sauzet - Batard-Montrachet

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International Wine Cellar | 94

(13.3% alcohol, from grapes picked on the second day of the harvest): Good medium yellow. Musky peach and hazelnut on the nose. Juicy and energetic, with excellent cut to the peach and spice flavors. Boasts real nerve for Batard, especially from this vintage. The long finish displays subtle perfume. This very pure, fresh wine will need at least four or five years in bottle to reveal its inherent complexity. Very impressive.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 158

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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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