Saturday, December 23, 2006

Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "les Combettes" 1999

Part of our holding stock of wines that we are keeping in the cellar until they are more mature. Tasted last week as a possibility for the Board xmas lunch (it was rejected in favour of its next-door neighbour wine the 1er cru "Champs-Canet") The colour was a pale straw with a slight golden tinge to it. On the nose it had the classic Puligny nose of frangipane, with oaky notes and apples and citrus undertones. On the palate it was rich full flavoured, very fat on the palate with nutty, buttery flavours, caramelised apples and pastry, with a great length and fullness to it. The flavours developed well on the palate and the aftertaste was pleasantly full and lasting. Very very good wine.

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