Chateau Coutet 1er Cru Classe, Barsac, Bordeaux, France 2018

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SKU
103357

"Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the 2018 Coutet has super intense, well-delineated notions of warm pineapple, green guava and baked pineapple with hints of mandarin peel, gingerbread, orange blossoms and lime leaves. The palate is alive with energetic tropical fruit and exotic spice notes with a lovely satiny texture and fantastic freshness, finishing with epic length." eRobertParker.com

£48.00
Total £48.00
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Grape Blend Sémillon 75%, Sauvignon Blanc 23%, Muscadelle 2%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2038
Winemaker Aline Baly
Organic No
Reviewer Score 93-95
Reviewer robertparker.com
SKU 103357

Château Coutet is one of the leading châteaux in the Barsac sub-district of Sauternes, and has been under the ownership of the Baly family since 1977; a charming sweet Bordeaux that also offers great value-for-money.

Coutet dates back to the 13th century, originally being built as a fort, and it wasn't until the mid-17th century that it began making wine in earnest. Thomas Jefferson rated Coutet as the finest producer in the Barsac appellation.

From a yield of just 3hl/ha, this offers up rich aromatics of crème brulee, vanilla, and some orange / apricot / peach fruit character. The palate is similarly rich, creamy and ripe, with some mineral notes and citrus peel on the finish. Whilst not overly complex, this is balanced and a fine effort.

"Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the 2018 Coutet has super intense, well-delineated notions of warm pineapple, green guava and baked pineapple with hints of mandarin peel, gingerbread, orange blossoms and lime leaves. The palate is alive with energetic tropical fruit and exotic spice notes with a lovely satiny texture and fantastic freshness, finishing with epic length." robertparker.com

"One of the more luscious, forward wines of the vintage, the 2018 Coutet is very nicely done. Tangerine peel, honey, apricot jam, spice, dried flowers and chamomile are some of the many aromas and flavors that build as this textured, super-expressive Sauternes opens up over time." Antonio Galloni

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