This wine shows great balance and poised elegance. Its botrytis fruit gives it rich intensity, with a ripe orange-marmalade flavor and layers of tight acidity. This will be a wine for serious aging and not ready to drink before 2024. Read more
This wine shows great balance and poised elegance. Its botrytis fruit gives it rich intensity, with a ripe orange-marmalade flavor and layers of tight acidity. This will be a wine for serious aging and not ready to drink before 2024.
Wow. Fabulous focus and intensity to this wine with energetic sweetness and long, linear quality through the center palate. Orange-peel, lemon and peach undertones. Fresh finish. Drink or hold.
The 2017 Coutet, which was tasted both as a final blend and directly from several different lots in barrel, has a very well defined bouquet with pure wild honey and orange blossom aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is crisp and fresh, underpinned by Coutet’s trademark acidic drive that counterbalances the intense honeyed fruit laced with orange zest and white peach. Superb.
The 2017 Coutet has a super intense nose of ripe apricots, honey-coated nuts, warm pineapple and mango with touches of nutmeg and orange blossoms. Rich, sweet and unctuous, it has wonderful intensity and depth, finishing with fantastic length. Drinking Window : 2022 - 2045
Rich sunflower yellow in colour, this has a good concentration of subtle spiced ginger on the nose, followed by rich citrus and apricot tart flavours, going almost as far as white truffles. It's gourmet without being cloying, thanks to those Barsac soils which give a wonderful freshness through the palate. The acidity is not quite as focussed as in classic years for the appellation, but it has zip and personality and is a clear success in this vintage. Drinking Window 2020 - 2038
This is youthfully packed, with a green tea accent wrapping up a dense core of creamed pineapple, yellow apple chutney, candied pink grapefruit and quince flavors. The long finish is viscous but bright, gilded liberally with ravishing singed almond and hazelnut notes. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Best from 2022 through 2045. 2,000 cases made. — JM
Superbe nez confit mais net. Très belle sensation de liqueur barsacaise (agrumes) pour ce vin d’une indicible gourmandise, riche, gorgé de fruit, équilibrant très bien botrytis et passerillage. Un liquoreux très sérieux.
An all-you-can-eat buffet of tropical fruit with a slather of orange honey, this concentrated, opulent wine has a pastried sweetness but the brisk acidity is equally noticeable, bringing everything into equipoise.
- Producer: Château Coutet
- Varietal: Botrytis Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2017
It is a light and pale color of wine. The nose offers great complexity with notes of citrus (lime, lemon), ginger, and apricot, but also white flowers. On the palate, the attack is of a beautiful liveliness with a remarkable aromatic freshness. The crisp and generous character is highlighted by citrus and orange essence. The mid-palate is full, and keeps a nice full-bodied texture. The wine offers a nice balance with the minerality that comes through and its freshness lengthens the wine for a long finish.
COUTET has been associated technically and for its distribution to the Rothschild wines, Mouton Rothschild, Le Petit Mouton, Aile d'Argent..., since more than 20 years. No doubt COUTET is today one of the most dynamic and appreciated Sauternes brands, thanks to the consistent quality of the wines produced and to the efficient promotion effort of the owners.