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 discreet but perceptible dollop of wood sets off the aromas of white peach, lavender, citrus confit and pretty spice wisps. There is excellent volume to the delicious, energetic and precise medium weight flavors that deliver fine depth and length on the balanced finale where a chalky character slowly emerges. This is both very stylish and classy with a certain delicacy about it. Date: Jun 2021; Drink: 2027+; Issue: 83; Comments: Sweet Spot Outstanding; Rating 92-94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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