Etienne Sauzet

Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.394 ratings
9.231 pro ratings
Puligny Montrachet- Chassagne Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Medium gold color. Oxidative nose. Notes of citrus and baked apples, with a little caramel. Rich in the mouth. Modest fruit, light acidity. You can tell this has the stuffing of a great Montrachet, but clearly this bottle had more age than it should. I guessed “a poorly stored 92 Leflaive”. The 86 Niellon next to it looked 13 yrs younger rather than its 13 yrs older. Sadly the pox got this one.

Tasted blind. Medium gold color. Oxidative nose. Notes of citrus and baked apples, with a little caramel. Rich in the mouth. Modest fruit, light acidity. You can tell this has the stuffing of a great Montrachet, but clearly this bottle had more age than it should. I guessed “a poorly stored 92 Leflaive”. The 86 Niellon next to it looked 13 yrs younger rather than its 13 yrs older. Sadly the pox got this one.

Sep 8th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Spectacular. Just kept improving as the night wore on.

Spectacular. Just kept improving as the night wore on.

Oct 30th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Beautiful Meyer lemon, green apple, honey and a faint touch of butterscotch, thick and waxy, nice acidity, round and finished well but lack some on the mid palate. Indicative of the 07 vintage.

Beautiful Meyer lemon, green apple, honey and a faint touch of butterscotch, thick and waxy, nice acidity, round and finished well but lack some on the mid palate. Indicative of the 07 vintage.

Jul 30th, 2016
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.5

Stylish, large Monty

Stylish, large Monty

Aug 27th, 2015
Trevor Maskell

Possibly the best white wine I have ever had. Balanced, concentrated, outrageously long. Textural. Ethereal. Mouth wrapping acid and flavours. No words really.

Possibly the best white wine I have ever had. Balanced, concentrated, outrageously long. Textural. Ethereal. Mouth wrapping acid and flavours. No words really.

Aug 8th, 2015
Max Coane

Too a lot of time and still not blowing me away

Too a lot of time and still not blowing me away

Apr 29th, 2015
Tim Carl

2012. Big but the minerality brings to balance.

2012. Big but the minerality brings to balance.

Mar 16th, 2015
Marty Winters

A young Montrachet that needs more time in bottle to incorporate. Notable oak, excited to see it incorporate into the wine over the next several years.

A young Montrachet that needs more time in bottle to incorporate. Notable oak, excited to see it incorporate into the wine over the next several years.

Jan 10th, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

2007.

Nov 3rd, 2014
Sabra Lewis

95 vintage. Mineral focused and lean. Great nose

95 vintage. Mineral focused and lean. Great nose

Oct 27th, 2014