2005 - Ch Coutet 1er Cru Barsac
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Coutet
Region
Barsac
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2009 - 2018
Case size
24x37.5cl
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2005 CH COUTET 1ER CRU BARSAC - 24x37.5cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Coutet
Region
Barsac
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2009 - 2018
Case size
24x37.5cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £320.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2006,
    Score: 19

    Hint of bronze, blossomy on the nose. Very full and intense and has absolutely MASSES of weight. Unmissable. You could slice this in two. Most impressive. This should live for almost ever. Very neat finish. Acidity well hidden. Drink 2018-35.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Intense aromas of honey, spice and candied lemons. Full-bodied, very sweet and dense, with a syrupy mouthfeel and a long finish. This is very concentrated. Almost classic quality.

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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

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.