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1999 Domaine Étienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 43990-1999

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  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    (opened from personal storage). A now fully mature yet attractively fresh nose of dried yellow orchard fruit, citrus and white flower aromas lead to rich and muscular flavors that possess excellent depth and punch on the wonderfully textured finish that possess an unctuous, even oily feel. For all its size and power, it remains symmetrical and solidly balanced by the ripe supporting acidity and the length is absolutely show stopping. This is a reference standard Bƒtard that is drinking perfectly in magnum format that should enable it to hold, if not improve, for at least another decade. Note that another magnum opened by me from the same storage displayed slight premox nuances.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Both powerful and subtle, medium-bodied, with lots of lemon and toasted oak, plus loads of fruit. Most impressive, it builds and builds on the palate, bursting with flavors on the very long finish. Needs time.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Domaine Etienne Sauzet's 1999 Batard-Montrachet has a fabulous nose of candied white fruits, juniper berries, poached pears, and sweet, sexy spices. It is medium-to-full-bodied, broad-shouldered, and reveals great concentration in its lush, voluptuous personality. This wine is densely packed with fruits, spices, perfume, and talcum-like flavors that linger throughout its long finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Musky, truffley aromas of pear blossom, herbs and menthol. Much fuller and more powerful than the Chevalier-Montrachet but less complex and less precise today. A typically dense, broad-shouldered Batard that very young but appears to have the balance for longer-term greatness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2001
  • Self | Rating: 96

    The nose is a incredible with light scents of tree fruits and wet rocks. It is hard to describe the flavors except to say that they are exceptionally elegant and complex. Pure, classy and infused with a delightful minerality. The finish was at least 45 seconds to a minute and was the most delightful I have ever experienced in a white wine. Never miss a chance to drink this wine.
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: Ricknat1
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 170 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 34 collectors)