Bordeaux

2012 Coutet

$714.00
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6 x 750ml
The 2012 Coutet is well-defined with wild honey, acacia and honeysuckle notes, not amazingly complex but pure. The palate is well balanced with a viscous entry, fine acidity, plenty of botrytis here with a slightly tangy finish. Fine cohesion here, this should drink well for 15 years or so. Tasted blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. Read more
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92 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2012 Coutet is well-defined with wild honey, acacia and honeysuckle notes, not amazingly complex but pure. The palate is well balanced with a viscous entry, fine acidity, plenty of botrytis here with a slightly tangy finish. Fine cohesion here, this should drink well for 15 years or so. Tasted blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting.

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92 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Broad and honeyed, with lots of warm piecrust, orange zest, glazed apple, peach and almond cream notes. The finish lingers with orange and date accents, while a hint of citrus oil imparts good spine. Rather flattering today, but has the energy to develop with time. Best from 2017 through 2027. 2,500 cases made. –JM

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91 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Produced from organically grown grapes, the wine is rich and structured. It comes from an estate that has never seen pesticides or artificial fertilizers (the previous owner was 104 years old when she died and never used them). It is a full of blackberry fruits, rich with tannins and firm with a dark core of dryness. Drink this wine from 2020.

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James Suckling

Dense for the vintage with phenolic, apple skin and honey character. Full body, light sweetness and an apple puree aftertaste. A little simple. Drink now.

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Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. The 2012 Château Coutet was showing a bit of reduction on the nose when I tasted it: just a touch of chlorine behind the clear honey and waxy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening. There is commendable weight in the mouth with dried honey and peach notes, although it just cuts away rather swiftly on the finish. I would give this a couple of years in bottle. 87+

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Julia Harding MW - JancisRobinson.com

Drink 2022-2035Mid gold. More delicate on the nose than many. Light notes of apricot and honey, even a touch floral. Quite savoury on the palate, perhaps from the oak. Sweet and fresh and a careful 'dryness' on the finish that adds finesse. It's obviously not dry but there's a textural dryness that works well with the sugar sweetness. Very moreish and long. (JH) 17/20

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Jancis Robinson MW

Tasted blind. Sweet spicy oak on the nose. Not much tension but concentrated sweetness. There’s an edge of something unclean. A bit loose and flabby. Score: 15.5/20

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Jacques Dupont - Le Point

Nez grillé, botrytis, bouche riche, puissante, très liquoreuse, épicée, un peu chaleureuse. O= 2015 G= 15 ans 14-15/20

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The 2012 Coutet is well-defined with wild honey, acacia and honeysuckle notes, not amazingly complex but pure. The palate is well balanced with a viscous entry, fine acidity, plenty of botrytis here with a slightly tangy finish. Fine cohesion here, this should drink well for 15 years or so. Tasted blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. Neal Martin, Vinous 92 Points

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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