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2005 Domaine Étienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET/CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
  • 95 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 43990-2005

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$505.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($235) Very ripe, sweet nose combines citrus scents, marzipan and crushed stone. Suave, sweet and utterly mouthfilling, with an essence-of-orange fruit flavor complicated by a note of almond. This has compelling volume and density but the ripe acidity gives it shape and precision. More fruits than flowers today. Still a bit youthfully tight on the very long, almost painful finish. Offers great potential. I got the impression that this was Boudot's favorite wine of the vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Sleek, not especially rich, savoury, dense, but not dramatic. I think you would have to wait quite a while to see why you should pay this much. There are more obvious expensive wines.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39424
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    The barest touch of bottling-induced reduction cannot hide the otherwise bright and expressive floral, peach and honeysuckle aromas set off against distinct lemon rind nuances give way to vibrant, pure and almost racy big-boned flavors that are unusually refined and blessed with buckets of dry extract on the stunningly long finish. Like the Chevalier, this is not a completely typical Bƒtard but it's a wonderfully seductive effort that should age beautifully. I feel compelled to note that fans of |power Bƒtard' may be underwhelmed but those who pine for a bit more elegance in theirs will be thrilled.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2007
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  • 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

    • 198 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors