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2013 Domaine Étienne Sauzet Montrachet Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
  • 95 WA
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54717-2013

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$683.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2013 Montrachet Grand Cru, of which there are four barrels this year, has a bashful nose at first, a king demanding coaxing from his chamber! There are certainly good mineral notes here, although I feel that the Batard-Montrachet is more complex at the moment. The palate is more regal with finely tuned acidity, reserved at the moment with tangible stony, almost flinty notes developing toward the peacock's tail finish. This is very fine, but I actually think the Batard-Montrachet will give it a run for its money. However, I am more impressed by the 2013 than the 2012 last year.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Burghound | Rating: 96

    This is markedly more restrained with its reserved aromas of spice, white and yellow orchard fruit, acacia blossom and a broad array of citrus nuances. There is seriously impressive richness to the overtly powerful full-bodied flavors that possess an admirable plenitude of dry extract that completely drenches the palate on the driving and hugely long finish. As one might reasonably expect this is presently very, very backward and while this may be fully ready 12 years hence I would not be surprised if it required more like 15. Either way, this has terrific upside development potential.
    Author: Allen Meadows
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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

    • 31 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors