2018 Domaine Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes Premier Cru
This also flirts with the exotic but remains pure and fresh and I like the fine layering of the airy aromas of acacia blossom, lavender, tangerine peel and essence of spiced pear. There is excellent concentration to the moderately powerful and sappy medium-bodied flavors that possess even better depth on the lingering finish where about the only nit is a touch of warmth. This stylish effort is quite classy and should age effortlessly.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes is performing well in bottle, unwinding in the glass with notes of white flowers, pear and peach, framed by a deft touch of toasty new oak. Full-bodied, lively and textural, as I observed last year, it's the most reserved of Sauzet's premiers crus; but the inherently open, charming style of the vintage means that it will drink at its peak sooner than the more structured 2017.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet les Combettes 1er Cru comes from a single parcel of vines that abuts the Meursault Charmes of Comtes Lafon over the border. It has a strict bouquet of well defined crushed stone aromas, hints of orange blossom surfacing with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a lightly spiced opening. Impressive weight in the mouth here. The pithy, stone fruit finish leaves a dash of ginger on the aftertaste. This is an excellent Les Combettes.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Beautiful pale lemon yellow with a racy classy nose that shows why this is the last to be served in the 1er cru line-up. The oak just adds a perfumed inflection on top of the fruit. An immense volume of white cashmere coated fruit, as concentrated as you could want, with a very pure infusion of mineral acidity threading through the middle. Excellent aftertaste!
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy