2018 Domaine Etienne Sauzet Grand Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from 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.”


Produced from purchased grapes, the 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru was showing brilliantly, soaring from the glass with aromas of vine blossom, pear, golden orchard fruit and warm bread. Full-bodied, multidimensional and layered, it's concentrated and complete, with a sumptuous core of concentrated fruit and a precise, elegantly fragrant finish.

94-96 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

The 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru, from purchased grapes originating from the Chassagne side, has a straightforward, well-defined bouquet that, to be honest, does not quite match up to the Chevalier or Bâtard-Montrachet. The palate is very well balanced and intense, with a slightly honeyed texture. There is a touch of ginger toward the finish of orange zest, tangerine and citrus peel, fanning out as a Montrachet ought to. But my money is still on the Bâtard-Montrachet representing Sauzet’s best Grand Cru.

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

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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