Production is small here - just two-and-a-half barrels, none new - but the quality is impressive, as ever. With aromas of honeysuckle and hawthorn blossom, this is a wonderfully scented wine, showing lovely focus, chalky minerality and a zesty, almost nettley finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2032. (TA)
(from a .19 ha parcel; these are the oldest vines of the Domaine planted in 1938). A slightly more elegant if more restrained array grudgingly reveals notes of honeysuckle, orange peel, lavender and a hint of pain grillé. The sleek, sophisticated and equally elegant medium weight flavors deliver very fine length on the saline-inflected finale that goes on and on. As the best examples often are, this is a lovely combination of power and finesse.
The 2017 Bienvenues from Domaine Sauzet is an excellent wine in the making, with great purity and nascent complexity and no signs of undue forwardness on either the nose and palate, and yet, it cannot quite keep pace with the very racy Combettes this year. The bouquet of the Bienvenues offers up a lovely blend of apple, white peach, a touch of beeswax, chalky soil tones, fresh almond, vanillin oak and an esthery topnote of bee pollen. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite powerful in profile for Bienvenues, with lovely elegance entwined within the impressive depth of fruit, bright acids and long, complex and fairly broad-shouldered finish. Monsieur Boudot’s reference to the style of the 2010 vintage is quite evident here. 2026- 2065.
(there are just two-and-a-half barrels of this juice, none of them new): Bright pale yellow. Rich, ripe peach aroma with a buttery nuance. Then dry and laid-back on the palate; in a rather powerful style but youthfully tight, showing no easy oaky sweetness. More minerally than the Combettes but displaying less stuffing and creaminess than that wine (I might have identified this wine blind as a Pucelles). This fairly large-scaled wine finishes with a peach pit cyanic dryness and very good length. (ST)
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