Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru
Etienne Sauzet

Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2018


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2018
6x75cl
DP
£1,189.22


Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2018

2018

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

As ever you always get extra density, dimension and length here. Weighty, statuesque Premier Cru, with a depth and strength that is verging on Grand Cru in quality. Rich, honeyed fruit but earthy at the same time. Complex, concentrated and brooding. There is a lot of wine beneath the surface here that needs coaxing out of the glass. Sauzet's example of Combettes is one of the great Premier 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


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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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