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    2020-2035

The Story

The Château Coutet vines' deep roots extract elements from its terroir to give the grapes freshness, richness and strength. For this reason the estate carries the name "Coutet,” derived from the Gascon's word for knife, to signify the fresh, lively and crisp palate that is the wine's signature style. In its youth, the wines display generous notes of white flowers, citrus fruits, honey and vanilla. Ginger and pineapple are very typical aromas in a young Château Coutet. Time brings out deeper, warmer notes in which spices combine with exotic nectars and candied fruits, such as gingerbread mingled with marmalade. Age also enhances the harmony of its roasted Botrytis character and its distinct aromas to give Château Coutet a delicate and unique bouquet that is unsurpassed.

Area under vines: 38.5 hectares (95 acres)

Grape varieties:

- 75% Sémillon

- 23% Sauvignon blanc

- 2% Muscadelle

Soil: Clay with a limestone sub-soil

Average age of the vines: 38 years

Planting density: 7,500 plants per hectare (3,000 plants per acre)

Vineyard management: "Taille à Cot" (traditional Sauternes pruning) and rational cultivation

Harvest: By hands (successive passes, called tries)

Average yield: 9 hL/ha (0.9 ton per acre)

Ageing: 18 months in French oak barrels, 70 to 100% new 

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Intense yellow colour with green hue. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe citrus fruit, fresh tangerine, lemon-zest, ripe peaches and juicy apricots. Discreet spiciness and hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate well balanced with opulent sweetness, elegant acidity, juicy fruit and excellent length.
  • 95p
Medium pale colour. Attractive lime, lemon honey aromas with herb notes. Bitter sweet palate with fine chalky slightly grippy textures, honey marzipan, herb notes, and plenty of vanilla new oak nuances. Finishes bitter with drying oak notes. Still elemental but with the richness and acidity to last the distance. 97 points
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Pale golden. Apricots, pineapples, vanilla, light spicy touch nose, touch of lemons peel. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded, lively, elegant, smooth, long. 94-96
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Barsac, Sauternes

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Coutet 2015  ( Château Coutet )

"Medium pale colour. Attractive lime, lemon honey aromas with herb notes. Bitter sweet palate with fine chalky slightly grippy textures, honey marzipan, herb notes, and plenty of vanilla new oak nuances. Finishes bitter with drying oak notes. Still elemental but with the richness and acidity to last the distance. 97 points"

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Coutet 2015  ( Château Coutet )

"Intense yellow colour with green hue. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe citrus fruit, fresh tangerine, lemon-zest, ripe peaches and juicy apricots. Discreet spiciness and hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate well balanced with opulent sweetness, elegant acidity, juicy fruit and excellent length. "

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Coutet 2015  ( Château Coutet )

"Pale golden. Apricots, pineapples, vanilla, light spicy touch nose, touch of lemons peel. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded, lively, elegant, smooth, long. 94-96"

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