2017 Ch Coutet 1er Cru Barsac

Ch Coutet 1er Cru Barsac
Colour
Port & Sweet
Producer
Château Coutet
Region
Barsac, Sweet Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Drinking
2020-2034
Case Size
12x37.5cl
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2017 Ch Coutet 1er Cru Barsac
Colour
Port & Sweet
Producer
Château Coutet
Region
Barsac, Sweet Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Drinking
2020-2034
Case Size
12x37.5cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£178.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2018, Score: 92-94

Despite their best efforts – burning old vines, wooden cases, wooden pallets, anything they could lay their hands on! – this magnificent Barsac estate lost 50% of its crop in April. But as with many other estates, the best blocks were spared, and so they have miraculously produced a normal amount of Grand Vin this year. The estate has a high proportion of old vines, with an average age of 40-45 years, which produce low yields from the sandy clay soils. This 2017 has a vibrant golden colour. Its aromas are a combination of sweet floral notes and bitter bergamot oil. That sweet/bitter sensation continues on the palate with flavours of crystallised ginger and Seville orange marmalade, followed by a long, generous finish.

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Producer

Château Coutet

Château Coutet is one of Bordeaux's oldest wine producing estates. Its original owner Charles Le Guerrin, was lord of Coutet.In 1977, the estate was sold to Marcel Baly, who immediately undertook extensive rennovations. Two of his sons, Philippe and Dominique, have since the continued and extended the renovation. This invloved restoring and re-planting the 95 acres of walled vinyards, rebuilding the cellars and winery and finally restoring the Château itself.

Region

Barsac, Sweet Bordeaux

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.

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