2015 Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

- 750 ml
92-95
BH
Availability: In Stock
$1,059.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
81389-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Emilie Boudot is the fourth generation to run this family domaine, working with her father, Gérard, and her husband, Benoît Riffault. They own no land in Montrachet, but arrange to purchase must from Baron Thenard, bringing their barrels to the press. There’s nothing withheld in this wine, its naked energy singing with limestone harmonies and sweet meadow notes. The buzzing excitement, the remarkable length of flavor (something like wildflower honey, spring grasses and pineapple) and the immediacy of the scent turns awesome when you realize how quiet and refined the wine is. If luxury is the ability to see a beautiful future, this Montrachet owns it. Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL

Wine & Spirits | 97 W&S
Hints of wood toast and petrol still allow the elegant and admirably pure aromas of citrus, spice, acacia, lavender and ripe white orchard fruit to freely shine. There is excellent richness to the full-bodied and equally ripe big-bodied and imposingly powerful flavors that possess plenty of dry extract plus obvious muscularity while delivering huge length where the citrus character expressed by the nose resurfaces...

Burghound.com | 96+ JG
Hints of wood toast and petrol still allow the elegant and admirably pure aromas of citrus, spice, acacia, lavender and ripe white orchard fruit to freely shine. There is excellent richness to the full-bodied and equally ripe big-bodied and imposingly powerful flavors that possess plenty of dry extract plus obvious muscularity while delivering huge length where the citrus character expressed by the nose resurfaces. This borderline chewy and tannic effort is very much built-to-age and is clearly going to need plenty of it.

Burghound | 95 BH
Bright, light yellow. Discreet nose offers scents of flowers and iodiney minerality; not at all exotic for Montrachet from a warm, sunny year. Then superripe and rich on the palate, conveying an almost oily concentration to its flavors of ripe apricot and mandarin orange enlivened by brisk citrus notes. With two grams per liter residual sugar, this wonderfully smooth, seamless wine comes across as deceptively easygoing. There's nothing austere about this beauty, which finishes with slowly mounting length.

Vinous Media | 94 VM
The 2015 Montrachet Grand Cru, which comes from purchased fruit from the Chassagne side, was taken from barrel since it underwent a very slow malolactic fermentation according to winemaker Benîot Riffault. To be honest, it has a hard time following the Chevalier Montrachet, not nearly as expressive and without the mineralité shown by the vines located further up in the incline. The palate is actually more expressive with very fine tension, quite intense with palpable salinity, with a sense of energy. There is genuine weight and presence on the finish here and the aftertaste is very long, yet the action seems to reside with the Chevalier-Montrachet this season.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 93 RP-NM

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer E.Sauzet: The Etienne Sauzet wines' flavors are simply otherworldly, with a level of freshness that no other drink can boast, even under perfect conditions. Minerality and the rich, buttery texture of the wine gives it a unique identity and will get you hooked after just one tasting. Resisting a second or third glass takes the patience of a monk, although we see no reason as to why you wouldn't indulge in just a little bit more each time. The fruit is deep and pristine, creating an aroma that carries images of heavenly gardens and lush fairytale forests. If you appreciate a serving of fine Chardonnay, you can't go wrong with a bottle or two of delicious, juicy Sauzet. Let us guide you through this enchanting world, and open a window towards a potential new love!
Rating 92-95 BH
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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