2014 Etienne Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc

SKU #1264831 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Top Value* Tasting note: An agreeably fresh nose offers up notes of pear, apple and citrus where the latter element can also be found on the intense and well-detailed flavors that conclude in a complex and lingering finish where a hint of bitter lemon appears. This is a quality Bourgogne that would make a fine choice for an all-purpose house white.  (6/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Bourgogne Blanc comes from three different plots and is matured in four-year-old oak barrels, and had been bottled in August. It has a light and crisp bouquet with green apples, quite malic in style. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, light and agreeable with an easy-drinking finish. (NM)  (10/2015)

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By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/14/2016 | Send Email
Elegant, smooth and delicious, the Sauzet blanc shares aromas of lemon blossom on the nose, with a slightly spicy entry. On the palate, there is a mix of citrus and apple with zesty acidity and minerality all wrapped in a silky coat. This is a great entry point into the world of Etitenne Sauzet.

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Chardonnay

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Burgundy

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