Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1999

This is fully mature. Lots of tertiary notes. Very good, but not as good as the 2000 Sauzet Puligny 1er Combettes I had a week or so ago. — 16 days ago

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Quite buttery and delicious. More of a savory, salty, dairy-inflected quality than the fruity, confectionary 2005 “Vaillons.” This should be consumed now; doesn’t have the same 5-10 years left. Still, wonderful. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Etienne et Sébastien Riffault

Les Quarterons Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2017

I’ve heard for years about the wildly extroverted and extra-ordinary Sancerre wines from Sebastien Riffault. His wines are an outlier of ripeness in a sea of lean high acid chalky juice. Rich with an amber glow.

He picks his Sauvignon Blanc at the last minute to reach a level of ripeness you’d never expect could come from the tiny cold pocket of the Loire.

Now I like both styles, but this is super fun and something completely new to me.

Think juicy peach, fresh apricot, and bright yellow pineapple. But still with high acid - nothing flabby.
— 6 days ago

Jonathan, Vanessa and 31 others liked this
Jay Kline

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I want to try this.
Ely Cohn

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@Jay Kline yes it’s a must. Reminds me of the bow and arrow Sauvignon Blanc if you’ve ever tried

Etienne Sauzet

Les Combettes Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2000

OMG! What a gorgeous wine. Rich, layered, complex, brioche, honey, nutty. This was an incredible treat. Very much Grand Cru quality! — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Looks like someone had a good BBQ as well!

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Chateau Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Crushed coral nose with lemon curd and caramel apple. Surprisingly fresh on the palate with good concentration, lots of poise and a throbbing acidity. Buttery finish that lingers and lingers. This reminds me why I love Chablis and french wine in general. Great value. — 10 days ago

Lyle, Jason and 24 others liked this

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Château Vieilles Vignes Chablis Chardonnay 2014

Needed some time to open up, especially on the nose. So many bits of crisp fruit & tense acidity emerged. Pure clean Chablis with plenty of texture. Very good. — 10 days ago

Josh, Aaron and 54 others liked this

Etienne Calsac

L'echappe Belle Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

A champagne I find myself returning to. Great value. 🥂 — 9 days ago

Etienne Bécheras

Le Prieuré d'Arras Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

100% Syrah from vines that’s are 10-65 years old and managed manually for the most part. Fermented in concrete and aged for two years in barrels of various sizes but mostly larger (225L-600L). Popped and poured. This bottle took about ten minutes to open but when it did, ohhhhh baby! On the nose it was a mix of blue fruits, dark cherry, and a high end yoga studio...you know, the ones with incense of sandalwood, gardenia and bergamot...basically everything but the patchouli. On the palate, things got even more interesting with firm blue fruits, tart dark cherries, lightly spiced meats and minerals. The finish lasts for five minutes. In fact, there is crazy effect after a couple of minutes that reminds me of Acmella oleracea (Sichuan buttons or buzz buttons). Absolutely wild! Never had a wine do that. No doubt, this is a Saint-Joseph of the highest level. Definitely a producer to keep an eye out for. — 20 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Love the originality of your nose...the yoga studio 👍🙃 lovely to read
Josh Morgenthau

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@Jay Kline Wow, sounds great. Never even conceived of a wine with ma la flavor. Will have to look out for this.
Jay Kline

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@Peter van den Besselaar Ha! Thanks...it’s an association thing so I figure I might as well share exactly what it reminds me of. @Josh Morgenthau the Sechuan button thing is crazy but I wasn’t the only one who remarked at it.

Etienne Sauzet

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

Continuing with my summer of exploring whites. FRESH and tangy. Grapefruit and lemon zest. Nice acidity, but well balanced and some depth. Not anything like my preconceived notions of what a Chardonnay should be. Just wonderful. — a month ago

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Mineral and long finish. Touch of butterscotch. I prefer Defaix’s Vaillons bottling but this is excellent. — 23 days ago

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