2018 Domaine Etienne Sauzet 1er Cru les Perrieres (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.”


Mingling notions of citrus oil, green apple and pear with hints of freshly baked bread, the 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières is medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and incisive, with a bright spine of acidity and chalky grip on the finish.

91-93 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrières 1er Cru comes from a single plot that touches Les Referts, the vines around 45 years old. This has a little more richness on the nose with candle wax/resin aromas joining the malic fruit, perhaps even a little "Chassagne" in style. The palate is well balanced with, again, a little more depth and weight than the other Premier Crus from Sauzet, though it does not quite display the same nervosité on the finish. I commend the spiciness on the aftertaste, but I hope this will develop more tension by the time of bottling.

90-92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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