2001 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Perrieres"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Peach, nut oil and oak on the slightly dull nose. Sweet, even a bit thick on entry, then minerally, spicy and firm, with a sweet nutty flavor and solid underlying structure. Fairly concentrated wine with noteworthy elegance. Like a compromise in style between the Garenne and the Referts, but more complete than either of them.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This exudes breed and class with bright peach, white flower, pear and apple notes, excellent detail and a lovely silkiness on the palate. Quite long with solid, ripe, even racy acidity and impressive length. Lighter weight but crystalline in the mineral purity and I very much like the style of this. Pretty in the best sense. (AM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Spices and chalk can be found in the nose of the 2001 Puligny-Montrachet Perrieres. Light to medium-bodied, it is a lively wine with a powerful citrus-laced mineral component. This...a pure, well-focused effort...(PR)
Clive Coates writes: "This is less advanced, but it seems nicely minerally and stylish. ... More elegant but more delicate than the Referts. Very good plus again." (The Vine, 09/02) ($77) Reticent nose hints at pear and licorice. Juicy, firm and penetrating, with citrus and mineral flavors. On the lean side but nicely balanced and elegantly styled. (International Wine Cellar, 09/03)