2021 - Ch Coutet 1er Cru Barsac
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Coutet
Region
Barsac
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2025 - 2045
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2021 CH COUTET 1ER CRU BARSAC - 6x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Coutet
Region
Barsac
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2025 - 2045
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £189.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2021 Coutet needs time to cohere in the glass, eventually offering scents of dried honey, pressed flowers and quince. It just needs a little more pizzazz. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity and good weight and tension, showing the energy that is slightly lacking on the nose at the moment. Maybe it could benefit from more unctuousness on the finish, but this remains an enjoyable Barsac that will gain complexity with bottle age.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
    Score: 94-96

    Honeysuckle, pineapple, cashew nuts, lemon meringue pie, orange blossoms and honey on the nose move you to know more about this vibrant, racy, sweet treat. Drink from 2023-2050.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, April 2022,
    Score: 95

    Great quality, bright and concentrated, dried apricots, mandain peel, fig, pineapple and candied ginger, with a touch of bitterness and a mouthwatering finish. This is gorgeous, one to look out for.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
    Score: 19+

    Exceptionally classy and exquisitely fruit-driven, this is the definition of immediate gratification and awesome indulgence in 2021. Who knows what will happen when this wine is bottled, and it inevitably shuts down for a few years, but when it emerges, this will be a tour de force for this exemplary property. What I find so incredible is that there are no tropical notes whatsoever – just a symphony of citrus and honey and goodness knows how many magical spells, too.

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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.