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    2 174
  • Producer ranking ?

    9
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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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Golden. Apricots, lemon zest, orange blossoms, detailed, intense nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, orange blossoms, detailed, spices, quite intense, nuanced, long. 93-95

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Medium colour. Attractive lemon curd, grapefruit honey aromas and flavours, fine crisp acidity. Chalky textures. Finishes long and sweet with very fresh runnel of acidity.

  • 94p

Golden colour. Opulent nose with ripe fruit, apricots, pineapple as well as candied orange peel well balanced with great sweetness and fine acidity and savoury freshness, excellent length. 

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Barsac, Sauternes

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