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2004 Domaine Étienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
abv 13.5%
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 57134-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($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: September/October 2006
  • Self | Rating:

    Guessed using 2002/2003 data
    Author: kyball
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.

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 236 bottles owned
  • 35 collectors