2014 Étienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Folatieres"
Pale yellow. Sexy, musky aromas of white grapefruit, white peach, crushed stone and hawthorn, plus a whiff of musky lees. Elegant, suave and smooth, offering strong saline minerality and terrific inner-mouth energy. Finishes adamantly dry, with a subtle whiplash of white stone fruits and minerals and an impression of weightlessness. Boudot says the white soil here is a bit like the marne blanche of Chevalier-Montrachet, which lies just to the south. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru les Folatières is much more aloof on the nose compared to the nascent les Perrières, doesn't quite get out of second gear. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a keen thread of acidity and goes some way to make up for the sulkiness of the aromatics. Especially towards the finish, where it delivers Meursault-like hazelnut and walnut notes. Give this 3-4 years in bottle and it should rise phoenix-like. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This too plays right on the edge of exoticism with its elegant though notably ripe blend of white orchard fruit, apricot, floral and discreet citrus nuances. There is good energy to the relatively pliant medium weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the sappy, balanced and softly austere finish. Among these 1ers this and the Referts should be the most accessible young if that is your preference.