Dom. Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres Premier Cru 2011

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Price: $99.00 $89.00
Save $10.00 (10%)
Item No. 125250
  • BH93
  • ST93
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

A very sweet and sugared nose. Ripe and candy-like sweet vanilla fruit, with sweet corn and lemon extract-infused flavors. The wine finishes with a lemon/lime acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Green-yellow. Subtle, elegant aromas of citrus fruits, peach and smoky oak. Smooth and seamless on the palate, with very good energy to its lime, lemon and saline flavors. A hint of fern suggests the noble vegetal side of Puligny. Suave, harmonious acidity gives lift to the dry, saline, persistent finish. This fruit reached 13.2% natural alcohol. Boudot described these 27-year-old vines as "young for me."
Range: 90-93"
93 Points

"Here too there is a discreet touch of wood framing the slightly more elegant aromas of citrus, pear, floral elements and wet stone. There is more evident minerality to the attractively pure and ultra-fine middle weight flavors that exhibit a distinct salinity on the balanced, complex and harmonious finish. This is really lovely and should amply reward mid-term cellaring.
Range: 90-93"
93 Points

Learn About Dom. Etienne Sauzet

The white wines of Puligny-Montrachet are probably the most famous and most widely acclaimed in the world. This is undoubtedly due to the local microclimates and the clay, siliceous sand and lime contents of the soil. The domaine of Etienne Sauzet is made up of 26 acres, much of it in the heart of the premier crus vineyards of Puligny- Montrachet. The average age of the vines is 30...

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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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