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2001 Chevalier Montrachet, Grand Cru Etienne Sauzet

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0 £200.00 £250.00 6d 18h ago
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closed 12/06/2019, 09:49 AM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: White, 2001 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Fill level: Question Mark Grape variety: Chardonnay

Etienne Sauzet, in Puligny-Montrachet, is, in the words of Robert M. Parker Jr., “one of the most serious white winemaking estates in Burgundy.” The 20-acre estate was founded in the mid-20th century by Etienne Sauzet, who inherited a few acres and acquired more in the 1950s. The domaine has remained in the family and is now run by Gerard Boudot, husband of the founder’s granddaughter. The estate makes Grand Crus, Premier Crus and Bourgognes. Its signature Chardonnays are the Grand Crus Montrachet, Chevalier- Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet. It is also noted for its fine Premier Crus. Burgundy writer Clive Coates has called Boudot “one of Puligny’s most gifted winemakers.”

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France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet

Chevalier-Montrachet is one of the four justly famous Grand Cru Chardonnay vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet appellation in Burgundy. The 18-acre vineyard is located up the slope from Le Montrachet and shares Le Montrachet’s excellent southern exposure, though Chevalier-Montrachet’s soil is considerably thinner and more rocky. Burgundy writer Clive Coates has noted that Chevalier-Montrachet is “full, firm” and has “a great deal of depth and elegance.” The largest landholders are Bouchard Pere et Fils, 7.5 acres; Leflaive, 4 acres; and Louis Jadot, 1.5 acres.

92The Wine Advocate
...light to medium-bodied, and sports a deep, concentrated personality. Its mineral and flower-dominated flavor profile is awesomely detailed.

92+ Stephen Tanzer and firm-edged in the mouth, with a penetrating quality verging on painful. But this tightly wound grand cru, elegant for the vintage, is also quite perfumed and delicate in the middle palate...

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The wine can be collected: From postcode N7 7, London, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail recorded
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £15.00
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