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2015 Etienne Sauzet - Batard-Montrachet

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
  • 93 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 43990-2015
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (Boudot's vines are on the Puligny side of the cru): Bright light yellow. Riper and muskier on the nose than the Bienvenues-Batard, offering scents of dried fruits and hazelnut. Fat, sweet and packed with yellow fruits but avoids coming off as weighty. In fact, this powerful, saline grand cru boasts lovely vivacity to go with its impressive depth of flavor. The tactile, echoing finish is long and savory but not phenolic. This wine comes from the lieu-dit called L'Epaule de Batard, which is on redder soil above Bienvenues-Batard. Structured to last; Boudot says he'd wait seven years to drink this wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2015 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more reserved and conservative bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, with dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, grass clipping, wet granite aromas unfolding in the glass but never letting go completely. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, a little more tension and race than the Bienvenue yet displaying that same spicy, but here more saline finish that fans out with confidence. Excellent - this is very elegant.
    Author: Neal Martin
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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

    • 14 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors