Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru
Etienne Sauzet

Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2020



Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2020


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru, 2020

Youthful, vigorous but with a style and verve to go with it. A wine of huge presence and length. An intense core of buttery golden fruit, touches of acacia and citrus, but delivered across the palate in the most flowing and graceful of ways. Grand Cru quality. Exquisite. 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.







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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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