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.
Here the nose is difficult to read as there is still some unabsorbed post-bottling sulfur on the lightly woody nose that is clearly ripe. There is excellent vibrancy to the nicely detailed and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that coats the palate with sap on the relatively powerful and refreshing finish that makes one involuntarily salivate. This is a lovely villages. Date: Jun 2021; Drink: 2024+; Issue: 83; Comments: Outstanding Top Value; Rating 90 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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