Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru
Etienne Sauzet

Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru,

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Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2013

A really long, haunting, lush Grand Cru-like quality to this; Montrachet in style, powerful and complex yet seamless in texture; melt in the mouth flavours of butter, citrus, mirabelle and greengage. Multi-layered and incredibly long. Sauzet's example of Combettes is one of the great Premiers Crus of Puligny, up there with Caillerets and Leflaive's Pucelles. From 50-65-year-old vines in the well-exposed Combettes vineyard. Like Champs Canet this is mid-slope but with a little less limestone and more clay.

ABV:
13.5%

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country:
France
region:
Burgundy
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Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet’s son-in-law, Gérard Boudot, makes the wine at this benchmark Burgundian Domaine and has been more recently assisted by talented winemaker Benoit Riffault, Gerard's son-in-law. A tasting with Gérard and Benoit is not just enjoyable but highly educational – each session is a virtual masterclass in terroir. Indeed, their knowledge of Puligny’s different vineyards is second to none. They resist the temptation to interfere with the wines too much after fermentation, and employs on average 30% new oak every year. The Grand Crus are, of course, impressive; even right down to Villages and Bourgogne level the wines display the finesse and grace of truly great Puligny.

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