2011 Sauzet, Domaine Etienne Montrachet Grand Cru
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • IWC 96
  • BH 95
  • WA 92

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$525.00

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Reg: $695.00

$525.00

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IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2013
Pale straw-yellow. High-toned, expressive aromas and flavors of lime, peach, iodine and spicy oak. Large-scaled, spicy and deep, as tactile as a solid without coming across as obviously phenolic. A real essence of... Pale straw-yellow. High-toned, expressive aromas and flavors of lime, peach, iodine and spicy oak. Large-scaled, spicy and deep, as tactile as a solid without coming across as obviously phenolic. A real essence of Burgundy in its density and concentration. Wonderfully integrated acidity leavens and extends the explosive, smooth finish. No rough edges here. This is 13.6% alcohol but is neither overripe nor lacking in acid spine.
BH 95
Burghound - Burghound, June 2013
An extraordinarily complex nose that is even more complex than that of the Chevalier, if perhaps not quite as elegant, displays seriously impressive breadth to the ripe aromas of acacia blossom, anise, clove, white peach... An extraordinarily complex nose that is even more complex than that of the Chevalier, if perhaps not quite as elegant, displays seriously impressive breadth to the ripe aromas of acacia blossom, anise, clove, white peach and subtle pear aromas. There is exceptionally good richness to the broad shouldered and palate staining flavors that display a bit more minerality than usual before culminating in an overtly powerful, saline and explosively long finish that also really fans out on the finish. This is really a lovely effort that combines the elegance of the Chevalier with the muscularity of the Bâtard. Note that patience will be required however as this is unlikely to drink particularly well young.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind, the 2011 Montrachet Grand Cru was showing more oak on the nose compared to the other crus, probably because it is limited to a single barrel so there are no "non new oak" options available. Underneath that... Tasted blind, the 2011 Montrachet Grand Cru was showing more oak on the nose compared to the other crus, probably because it is limited to a single barrel so there are no "non new oak" options available. Underneath that veneer lies red apples, dried honey and a touch of nutmeg. The palate is ripe and honeyed, quite forward compared to its peers with fine weight in the mouth, albeit missing the tension and mineralité of its Chevalier-Montrachet counterpart. There is a nice fatness in situ, but it does not quite deliver the sophistication of the Chevalier-Montrachet and is more on par (not superior) with the Bâtard-Montachet. Tasted October 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Chassagne Montrachet
Sub-appellation Montrachet
Vintage 2011