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Château Coutet Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Barsac 2007

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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

Member Reviews for Château Coutet Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Barsac

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02/17/2011

This delicious desert wine is a deep golden color. The bouquet has floral notes, along with a strong honey and oak. The mouthfeel is very heavy, almost the consistency of honey. To go along with that, the flavor profile was strongly honey-centered, with other notes of sour apple and tartness. It has a very long, enjoyable finish.


External Reviews for Château Coutet Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Barsac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/07/2010

This massively structured yet focused Sauternes shows a pale golden color with absolutely brilliant clarity. Lovely tropical nose complete with guava, pineapple, and golden raisin. Fat and rich in the mid-palate yet remains subtle and well focused th... Alex Lallos. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Coutet 375ml


External Review
05/19/2011

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 honeysuckle-flavored offerings. Nevertheless, because this vintage is so highly regarded, I tasted through most of the top estates. The 2003s appear to be somewhat in the style of the 1990s, with high levels of residual sugar (higher than 2001 for the most part) as well as botrytis, low acidity, and fat, full-bodied personalities. This region's harvest began extremely early (early September), and was completely finished within three weeks. It does not appear that the nobleness and racy richness of the 2001 vintage will be found in the 2003s, but readers who like the big, flamboyant, over the top style of the 1990s will enjoy the 2003s even more than I did.


External Review
05/19/2011

A fresh, lively, zest nose with touches of honey, frangipane and mango. The palate is very fresh and well-defined, viscous honeyed fruits, vibrant acidity and so much freshness on the finish. Harmonious and sophisticated, this is a lovely Coutet with long-term potential. Sublime. Drink 2010-2030. Tasted April 2008.


External Review
04/07/2010

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


External Review
05/19/2011

Offers fascinating aromas of cooked apple, clove and honey that follow through to a full body, with superlively acidity and spicy blanched almond and honey character on the palate. Long and powerful, showing amazing botrytis character, with so much spice and richness, yet also freshness. Even better than the superb 2006. Best after 2015.


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

This massively structured yet focused Sauternes shows a pale golden color with absolutely brilliant clarity. Lovely tropical nose complete with guava pineapple and golden raisin. Fat and rich in the mid-palate yet remains subtle and well focused throughout. Lively apricot laden finish. This is delicious stuff. Alex Lallos.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/06/2015

Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Coutet 2007 has a very intense bouquet with lemon curd and orange blossom mixed with clear honey. There is impressive precision here almost crystalline. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine viscous entry great weight and intensity with racy acidity. There is also much tension cutting through the layers of viscous fruit on the sorbet-like finish. This is a typical Coutet through and through and it should age effortlessly over 20-30 years.


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