Etienne Sauzet - Bâtard-Montrachet - Grand Cru

96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
Etienne Sauzet - Bâtard - Montrachet - Grand Cru - 2020 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Etienne Sauzet - Bâtard-Montrachet - Grand Cru

96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
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There is an elemental freshness here that is truly lovely, with ripe William pear and floral notes, plus a suggestion of citrus and silk; there is incredible balance here for a Bâtard.
The 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru hails from a small parcel just below the Marquis de Laguiche's Montrachet holdings, and it's also performing beautifully. Offering up a lovely bouquet of pear, orange oil, white flowers and clear honey that's framed by a deft touch of oak, the wine is full-bodied, multidimensional and complete, with a deep and layered core, lively acids and a long, expansive finish.
The 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has also turned out brilliantly, mingling notes of peach, pear and honeycomb with nuances of beeswax, warm bread and orange oil. Full-bodied, multidimensional and textural, it's a powerful, muscular wine that's concentrated and satiny without being unctuous, balanced by racy acids. Long and penetrating, this is worth a special effort to seek out.
The 2016 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru was not too affected by frost according to Benoît, as the vines were partly protected by the wall that runs along the top of the vineyard toward Montrachet. It has a well-defined bouquet with expressive scents of green apple, fresh pear and a slight touch of mint, conveying a sense of coiled-up energy and frisson. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, just a little honeyed in texture with quite an intense, spicy finish that leaves you with a positive impression. You know what...this might well turn out to be the best wine from Sauzet this year. Bravo.
The 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more reserved and conservative bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, with dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, grass clipping, wet granite aromas unfolding in the glass but never letting go completely. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, a little more tension and race than the Bienvenue yet displaying that same spicy, but here more saline finish that fans out with confidence. Excellent - this is very elegant.
The 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more reserved and conservative bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, with dew-speckled Granny Smith apples, grass clipping, wet granite aromas unfolding in the glass but never letting go completely. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, a little more tension and race than the Bienvenue yet displaying that same spicy, but here more saline finish that fans out with confidence. Excellent - this is very elegant.
The 2014 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, which comes from the Puligny side of the vineyard, has a palpable sea breeze tincture on the nose that is joined by almond and grilled walnut with time. The palate is fresh on the entry and is perhaps a little more viscous than its peers.
The 2009 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet flows from the glass with effortless grace. It is a gorgeous, striking wine from start to finish. Sweet floral notes meld seamlessly into highly expressive fruit as this supple, pliant Burgundy shows off its pure breed. This is all class and elegance.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Bâtard-Montrachet
Producer:
Etienne Sauzet
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Style:
Grand Cru
ABV:
13.5%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Shellfish, Lobster, Truffles, White Fish, Pasta Dishes, Hard Cheeses

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Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet is a renowned wine producer located in the Burgundy region of France. The estate has a long and rich history, dating back to the early 1900s...

Etienne Sauzet is a renowned wine producer located in the Burgundy region of France. The estate has a long and rich history, dating back to the early 1900s when it was founded by Etienne Sauzet himself. Today, the estate is run by his granddaughter, Jeanne Sauzet, who has continued the family tradition of producing exceptional wines.

The style of production at Etienne Sauzet is focused on minimal intervention, allowing the terroir to express itself fully in the wines. The estate has a total of 10 hectares of vineyards, which are spread across some of the most prestigious appellations in Burgundy, including Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Meursault.

The wines produced by Etienne Sauzet are known for their elegance, finesse, and complexity. The estate is particularly renowned for its white wines, which are made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the limestone-rich soils of Burgundy. These wines are characterized by their bright acidity, minerality, and notes of citrus and stone fruit.

In addition to its white wines, Etienne- auzet also produces a small amount of red wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the same vineyards as the white grapes. These wines are known for their delicate aromas of red fruit and their silky tannins.

Overall, Etienne- auzet is a producer that is highly regarded by wine enthusiasts around the world. Its wines are a true expression of the terroir of Burgundy, and they are sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

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Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Bâtard-Montrachet - Onshore Cellars

Bâtard-Montrachet

Bâtard-Montrachet is a highly sought-after white wine produced in the Burgundy region of France. This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the vineyards surrounding the village...

Bâtard-Montrachet is a highly sought-after white wine produced in the Burgundy region of France. This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the vineyards surrounding the village of Puligny-Montrachet. The name Bâtard-Montrachet comes from the fact that the vineyards used to be owned by the Montrachet estate, but were later divided and sold off, resulting in the creation of several different vineyards, including Bâtard-Montrachet.

The history of Bâtard-Montrachet dates back to the Middle Ages, when the vineyards were first planted by monks. Over the centuries, the vineyards changed hands several times, and the wine became known for its exceptional quality. Today, Bâtard-Montrachet is considered one of the finest white wines in the world, and is highly prized by collectors and connoisseurs.

The style of production for Bâtard-Montrachet is very traditional, with the grapes being hand-harvested and carefully sorted before being pressed. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months, which gives it a rich, complex flavour and a deep golden colour. The wine is known for its intense aromas of honey, vanilla, and toasted almonds, as well as its full-bodied, creamy texture and long, lingering finish.

Bâtard-Montrachet is a wine that pairs well with a wide range of foods, including seafood, poultry, and creamy sauces. It is also a popular choice for special occasions, such as weddings and anniversaries, and is often given as a gift to mark important milestones.

Overall, Bâtard-Montrachet is a wine that embodies the rich history and tradition of the Burgundy region, and is a testament to the skill and dedication of the winemakers who produce it. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual drinker, Bâtard-Montrachet is a wine that is sure to impress.

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