The history of this domaine dates to the beginning of the 20th century, when Etienne Sauzet inherited and bought several plots of vines in the village of Puligny-Montrachet. The vines passed through the family to Jeanine Boillot, Sauzet’s granddaughter. She and her husband, Gérard Boudot, managed the domaine and made many modernizations including improved vinification techniques and biodynamic farming. Today the domaine has passed to their daughter Emilie and her husband, Benoît Riffault, who continue to produce white wines that are among the most sought-after in all of Burgundy. After four generations and despite Sauzet’s death in 1975, “Sauzet” are still six letters which ring as an homage to Chardonnay.
A more floral-inflected nose reflects notes of pear and apple compote that is laced with soft spice and lemon zest hints. The medium weight flavors are not quite as concentrated but they're more finely textured while delivering very good length on the moderately firm finale. This too should add depth with 6 to 8 years of cellaring. Tasted: Jun 2020; Drink: 2025+; Issue: 79; Comments: Outstanding; Rating 89 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Aromas of waxy citrus rind, white flowers and almond paste introduce the 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Village, a medium to full-bodied, satiny-textured and supple wine that's lively and charming. A blend of seven different lieux-dits, this will drink well young. Date: Feb 2020; Drink: 2021-2033; Rating: 90 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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