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    2018 Domaine Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres Premier Cru

    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $350. 00 Bottle
    $4200.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A cooler and markedly more restrained nose is composed by notes of mineral reduction, pretty floral wisps and a variety of citrus-tinged white orchard fruit. There is fine volume to the racy, intense and well-delineated medium weight flavors exude more obvious minerality on the super-saline and attractively refreshing linear finish where the citrus character flashed by the nose reemerges.
    90-92 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières has turned out nicely in bottle, unfurling in the glass with scents of white flowers, citrus zest, crisp Anjou pear, white peach and beeswax. Medium-bodied, lively and mineral, it's fine-boned and elegant, with tangy acids and a saline finish.
    91 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrières 1er Cru comes from a single plot that touches Les Referts, the vines around 45 years old. This has a little more richness on the nose with candle wax/resin aromas joining the malic fruit, perhaps even a little "Chassagne" in style. The palate is well balanced with, again, a little more depth and weight than the other Premier Crus from Sauzet, though it does not quite display the same nervosité on the finish. I commend the spiciness on the aftertaste, but I hope this will develop more tension by the time of bottling.
    90-92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A little pale lemon colour, the nose is weighty but not quite so fresh as Referts. Intense on the palate, it’s the wood which has not quite integrated so well: apparently this is usual at this stage. There is good acidity here with a low pH but the whole has not yet found its harmony.
    91-93 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy