Puligny-Montrachet 2007, Etienne Sauzet
How old is too old for a wine? When it comes to a Burgundy wine, the answer is that it depends primarily on the vintage characteristics, secondarily on the palate of the taster and finally on the wine-making approach of the vigneron. This 11 year old Puligny from the venerable Sauzet domaine is a light gold colour, very clear, consistent and reflective. An open nose of dried lemon peel, chalk, celery, mustard powder, white honey and nettles. On the palate this is integrated, concentrated lemon, preserved lemon, blanched almond. It is tart, fresh and linear. Lemon pip bitterness on the palate. Still showing well and perfect with some fatty salmon en croute. Another impressive 2007! Could keep for another five years.