2010 Etienne Sauzet Montrachet Grand Cru (1.5L)

SKU #1283408 94-97 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Interestingly, here the nose is quite similar to that of the Chevalier though without the note of mineral reduction. The massively rich, broad and powerful big-bodied flavors brim with an abundance of mouth coating dry extract that helps to buffer the very firm acid spine that shapes the almost chewy and tannic finish that very much resembles a vinous bomb exploding on the palate. There is a natural sweetness to the mid-palate that is not allowed to become cloying as the hugely long finale is bone dry. This is just flat out brilliant and packed with potential.  (6/2012)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (13.8% natural alcohol): Bright light yellow. Very sexy nose combines iodine, smoke, hazelnut and menthol. Like liquid silk in the mouth; thick but energetic, with flavors of peach, stone, truffle and menthol supported by a strong structural underpinning. The smooth, slow-building finish shows a very fresh mentholated character and a powerful impression of solidity. Deceptively open today owing to its early sweetness, and not at all austere for the cru, but I'd let this one sleep in the cellar for at least five or six years. (ST)  (9/2012)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Montrachet is sweet, inviting and delicate. Even though Sauzet’s Montrachet is from the Chassagne side, it has an element of finesse that is reminiscent of Puligny. Lemon, white flowers and crushed rocks are woven together in a fabric of unusual class and elegance. Here, too, there is an element of reduction, but this is the wine where that note is least bothersome. Saline notes linger on the precise, nuanced finish. (AG)  (8/2012)

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