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1999 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Combettes"

SKU #993027 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Gerard Boudot believes his outstanding 1999 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes is the finest wine he has produced from this vineyard since 1992. Produced from over 50 year-old vines, it sports a rich, spice-laden nose as well as a hugely-concentrated, medium-to-full-bodied character. This profound wine has great richness, superb balance, and loads of depth to its stone, liquid mineral, and spice-flavored core.  (2/2001)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 (50 year old vines and Boudot believes this is the finest Combettes he has made in 20 years; 40% new wood). An incredible explosion of high-octane lemon-lime fruit extract with flavors that are the essence of minerals and wet rocks. This is pungent, tight and penetrating with awesome mid-palate density and richness with remarkable length all framed by virtually perfect acid balance. Don't let the label fool you, this is a grand cru drinking experience. Brilliant!  (8/2008)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deeply pitched aromas of smoke, lime and peach blossom. Dense, even opulent, but penetrating, with lively acidity contributing to the impression of purity and delicacy. Quite youthful today owing to its steely spine. Even longer than the Champs-Canet but less showy at present. Became increasingly aromatic as it opened in the glass. A superb premier cru, as always. 93(+?) points  (10/2001)

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.


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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Puligny Montrachet

- Puligny is a village which has been called 'attractive, self-confident and unpretentious.' Some of the world's greatest dry white wines come from here. The Grands Crus of Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet, and Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet are on the southern edge, adjacent to the village of Chassagne. In Puligny, you can see the distinctly different soils which yield the different wines. The borders of the Grands Crus are anything but arbitrary, and the character of the wines form Puligny are distinct from Meursault to the north and Chassagne to the South. The vineyards closest to Meursault have thin soils, with slate and rock. Their wines are more delicate and minerally but no less lovely than the more powerful wines from the vineyards towards the Grands Crus.