John Gilman from a “View from the Cellar” on Etienne Sauzet’s 2017 white Burgs, “The Boudot family wasted no time getting rolling on the harvest of 2017 after the heat spike in the third week of August, as they were out in the vines on August 28th to start bringing in bunches and retaining good, high acid levels. This strategy paid off handsomely for them, as their lineup of 2017s- up and down most of the appellation hierarchy- is bright, tensile, mineral-infused and very racy and precise. I absolutely adored the style and cut of the villages level bottlings and the premier crus here, which are utterly classic in style and destined for great evolutions in bottle.”
John’s experience of these wines reminds me of my time with them dating back to the Jean Georges days. Referts might as well be a Grand Cru in my book. Its old vines, rooted in a sheer slab of limestone, produce epic wines of finesse, length and power that will wow at any table next Saturday night and every other for at least the next decade.
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91-93 Points, Stephen Tanzer- Vinous
Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Vibrant scents of citrus fruits and white flowers. Silky, broad and refined, with its classic dryness leavened by an element of orchard fruit sweetness. Finishes dry, pure and persistent, with lingering notes of flowers and spices and the acidity, backbone and grip to support mid-term aging. This is always a rather broad, low-pH wine in this collection of premier crus. Incidentally, the estate is starting to replant some vines from the 1960s that are no longer very productive, according to Benoît Riffault.
Because of the rarity of the wine and the incredible high demand, I only receive a limited amount of bottles each year for the restaurant. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one.
A White burgundy this special may be best enjoyed by itself or with a great piece of fish or some oysters.