- Château Coutet
- Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
- 2017 - 2030
- Case size
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Goedhuis, May 2014,
An absolutely fantastic mouthful of a wine. Golden yellow in colour, this is full of opulence and ripeness with its bright clementine orange flavours and mouthcoatingly honeyed sweetnes. Silky and deliciously hedonistic. This is very special.
Neal Martin, May 2014,
The 2013 Coutet has one of the most complex aromatics you will find this year - a smorgasbord of citrus fruit, lime zest, orange blossom and white peach that is beautifully interwoven with compelling mineralite. The palate is extremely well-balanced, very intense and linear right from the start, with wonderful tension toward the finish that exhibits just a hint of spice. In other words, this is everything you expect from a great Coutet.
Matthew Jukes, April 2014,
Pretty, floral and lighter than many but underneath the surface there is a dense body of citrus tones and great acidity.
Jancis Robinson, April 2014,
Citrus peel, ginger and sweet spice – and a mid palate with great power. Just enough acidity. Lovely waxy feel, and an attractive mushroom note. (RH)
Tim Atkin, May 2014,
The elegance that is typical of Barsac generally and a this château in particular is gloriously apparent in this sweet wine, which ranks among the best of the vintage. Floral, perfumed and stylish, with a hint of smoky reduction, gentle oak and a poised, nuanced finish. 2016-24
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.
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.