2007 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Premier Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

IWC 89(+?)   JR 17+   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)

($103) Pale color. Stone and menthol on the nose. Quite dry and stony, with taut flavors of lemon, menthol and crushed rock. A distinctly high-altitude style of white Burgundy, youthfully ungiving, even hard, today but finishing with lovely aromatic persistence and purity.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 146

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17+

A little grace note of reduction - racy! Fine, elegant wine that should appeal to those who seek delicacy.

Drink Dates: 2011-2014
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: toonus
Tasted On: 07/30/2011
Low rim variation. Slow legs. Yellow gold in color. Light toast, Vanilla. Pistachio. Light/Medium bodied. Bright texture. Medium finish.

Average rating: 89, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

51 bottles owned by 11 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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