TN: 2003 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenn

  • 2003 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (5/28/2010)
    Started off quiet and tart…so I dropped it into a decanter for an hour. Nose opened up to show some white tree fruits. But there is a distracting tart, almost artificial acidity that immediately overwhelms the fruit. Too bad, the nose and the texture had promise. (84 pts.)

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Sorry the wine didn’t show any better for you Tim; I don’t have any experience with anybody’s 2003 white Burgundies, but I really like Sauzet’s style when the wine are on form (no premox, etc.)

In the blazingly hot 2003 summer, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if some producers felt that they had to aciculate their wines; sometimes added acidity never seems to integrate very well.

I like this producer as well, firstbottle from them that didn’t drink well for me.

Glad it isn’t taking up rack space anymore.