Château Coutet Barsac Ex-Negociant 2011
"This sweet white is quite oily, with dried-pineapple and mango character. It’s full-bodied, very sweet and juicy on finish. Thick and rich....93" JS 02/14 "The palate is medium-bodied with exceptional balance. There is a real sense of synergy between component parts; nothing out of place, everything focused and succinctly composed, with its trademark sense of thrilling tension on the finish...94-96" WA 4/12 "Highly Recommended: The white peach, pineapple, white ginger, orange zest and green fig notes are clear and racy, while green almond, brioche, pear and yellow apple details wait in reserve. Offers stunning range and polish, showing terrific energy and cut on the finish. This just makes you feel special when you drink it. Bravo, to an estate that has been rising steadily for a while now...97" WS 01/14
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Blessed with exceptional soils and with a distinguished architectural heritage, Coutet continues to be an important part of the vineyards in the Bordeaux region.
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White peach, pineapple, white ginger, orange zest and green fig notes are clear and racy, while green almond, brioche, pear and yellow apple details wait in reserve. Offers stunning range and polish, showing terrific energy and cut on the finish. This just makes you feel special when you drink it. An estate that has been rising steadily for a while now. Best from 2016 through 2035.
This is really packed with heather golden raisin dried pineapple fresh white peach quince and honey notes all woven beautifully together. The long pure singing finish has loads in reserve.-J.M. Wine Spectator.
To be honest, I expected the 2011 Coutet to come rushing out of the blocks like Doisy-Daene; however it is not playing that game. Instead, it is almost Zen-like upon first acquaintance before revealing its life-affirming mineral aromas and traces of apricot and white peach that remain very subtle and yet tangibly there. The palate is medium-bodied with exceptional balance. There is a real sense of synergy between component parts; nothing out of place, everything focused and succinctly composed, with its trademark sense of thrilling tension on the finish. This is sheer class and a classic Coutet to add to the canon of great recent vintages. Drink 2014–2035.
Pale yellow-gold. Pure, high-toned aromas of apricot, honey, marzipan and sweet spices. A firm core of acidity and strong spice character give verve and definition to the very sweet apricot, peach nectar and marzipan flavors. This very racy and delineated wine boasts excellent intensity to its juicy flavors and finishes very long, rich and spicy, with smooth if assertive tannins. Very Barsac in style.
The nose is of average intensity and rather marked by spices than fruit. Very nice melting smoothness on entry. The wine develops very very fruity aromatic with a fine and melting touch on the palate. The finish is of average length rich in sugar yet roasted and ethereal. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
90% Semillon, 8% sauvignon blanc, and 2% muscadelle. Planted on silica-rich gravel and mixed clay and gravel soil resting on the signature limestone bedrock. Barrel fermented, then aged in 100% new oak. This shows stunning freshness and focus from st... Geoffrey Binder. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Coutet 6000ml
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