2015 Etienne Sauzet Bienvenue Batard Montrachet

- 750 ml
95
BH
Availability: In Stock
$575.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
81385-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

(Domaine Etienne Sauzet Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru White) Here there is no reductive funk with its elegant assortment of cool honeysuckle, pear, spice, lavender and soft oak nuances. The sense of elegance continues onto the ultra-pure and refined medium-bodied flavors that also brim with mouth coating dry extract that serves to buffer and firm but not stiff acid spine shaping the strikingly long finish. Chez Sauzet the Bâtard is often slightly better than the BBM but in 2015, quality appears to have reversed itself, at least at this early stage. (Drink starting 2025)

Burghound | 95 BH
(Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet- Domaine Etienne Sauzet) The 2015 Bienvenues from Domaine Sauzet is also a fine, fine bottle in the making, sharing the more powerful profile of the vintage here and plenty of soil signature as well. The complex nose delivers a fine, youthful constellation of apple, tangerine, a touch of pineapple, great minerality, floral tones, lemon peel and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a nice sense of reserve out of the blocks, fine focus and grip, excellent acids and a very long, youthful finish. This will be excellent with a bit of bottle age. (Drink between 2021-2055)

John Gilman | 94 JG
Palish yellow. Ethereal scents of lime blossom, lemon and spices. Penetrating, strongly stony and minty in the mouth, with a distinctly salty character; comes across as a bit less obviously ripe but more classic than the Combettes. Made from the oldest vines of the domain, this 2015 shows lovely inner-mouth lift and a muscaty quality typical of this wine in its youth. Finishes firm and saline, with a hint of lichee and lovely length. Serious juice.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
The 2015 Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montachet Grand Cru has quite an intense bouquet with wet limestone and light fumé scents, candied orange peel emerging after several swirls of the glass. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, nectarine and yellow plum, hints of hazelnut and grilled pine nuts infusing the citrus fruit that dovetails into an edgy, stem ginger tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. This should develop into an accomplished Bienvenue, even if it will not rank amongst the very finest from the estate.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 91-93 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 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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