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Chateau Coutet Barsac 2003

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"60% Merlot, 35% Cab Franc, 5% Malbec "

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Château Coutet:
The fine wines from Chateau Coutet are concentrated and sweet with high levels of acidity to balance out the sweetness. While the wines are delicious when young, the true nature of an excellent Barsac like Chateau Coutet is only shown when the wines have many years of bottle age. These wines gain complexity and a lushness after a good vintage is stored for a decade or so. Coutet is especially k... Read more
The fine wines from Chateau Coutet are concentrated and sweet with high levels of acidity to balance out the sweetness. While the wines are delicious when young, the true nature of an excellent Barsac like Chateau Coutet is only shown when the wines have many years of bottle age. These wines gain complexity and a lushness after a good vintage is stored for a decade or so. Coutet is especially known for the complex aromas it develops. It is important that storage conditions be proper for the life of the wine. Chateau Coutet is known for producing a very elegant and stylish dessert wine. It is rich and full bodied and has the aromas and flavors of stone fruits like peaches when young. The flavors of the young wine develop into a complex fabric of vanilla, honey and cinnamon after years of age. Recent vintages have shown very strong results. Read less
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Snooth User: AlineB
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5.00 5
02/05/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Coutet Barsac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. This bottle of Coutet


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. This bottle of Coutet 03 was showing slight reduction on the geranium-scented nose although it seems to sort that out and offer lanolin and melted wax aromas with time. The palate is viscous and quite spicy on the entry dried honey marjoram white pepper and quince whilst the finish offers an attractive oxidative note. Coutets limestone soils mean it thrives on acidity and race but in 2003 I think the heat of the summer just knocked this great Barsac sideways. Drink now-2018. Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright yellow-gold. Sexy aromas of orange liqueur and spices. Sweet round and pure with a lush texture verging on unctuous. And yet this is wonderfully aromatic and light on its feet. Very ripe and very complex in the mouth with harmonious acids framing the flavors of orange oil peach and spicy oak. Finishes very long ripe and seamless with lingering notes of oaky vanilla and spice. This has been a knockout since the outset. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/delineation so essential in these creamy, creme brulee, and honeysuck... Robert Parker. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Coutet 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Honey apple tart and lemon rind. Full-bodied medium-sweet and very spicy with intense flavors of mace apple and honey. Long finish. Thick and powerful. Best after 2010. 4 165 cases made. Wine Spectator.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


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