2018 Domaine Etienne Sauzet 1er Cru Les Combettes (750ml)

Chardonnay from Puligny Montrachet, Burgundy, France

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Emilie and Benoit Riffault represent the fourth generation of family winemakers in Puligny-Montrachet, following in the footsteps of Etienne Sauzet. Emilie, the great-granddaughter of Etienne Sauzet, took over the Domaine from her parents Jeanine Ge´rard Boudot, along with her husband Benoit. After four generations, Sauzet is still synonymous with high-quality, elegant Burgundian Chardonnay. In the words of Emilie, “At every moment, it’s a pride to walk on the mystical lands of Puligny, this ground, this earth which gave birth to our wines. This territory is a deep fastener to me, a direct link to my family.”

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The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet les Combettes 1er Cru comes from a single parcel of vines that abuts the Meursault Charmes of Comtes Lafon over the border. It has a strict bouquet of well defined crushed stone aromas, hints of orange blossom surfacing with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a lightly spiced opening. Impressive weight in the mouth here. The pithy, stone fruit finish leaves a dash of ginger on the aftertaste. This is an excellent Les Combettes.

93-95 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2020)

Deep and concentrated, the 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes unfurls in the glass with notes of pear, white currants, buttered toast and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, textural and reserved, concluding with a long, mineral finish, this is the most introverted of Sauzet's premiers crus and will need some time.

92-94+ points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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$179.98
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