"One of the classics of the region, Coutet is a model of elegance and balanced sweetness. Coutet has always been one of the leading as well as one of the largest estates of Barsac. Famous for an elegant, less sweet powerful wine, Coutet is usually well made, stylish and probably a more flexible wine to serve with a variety of food dishes than many intense, super concentrated, lavishly oaked wines that this region produces in abundance."
— Robert Parker
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling (96)
A triumph for the vintage with spices, dried mushroom, dried pineapple, peaches, and honey. Full and sweet with bright acidity and a long, intense finish. Powerful wine. This could be the best Coutet ever.
|Grape Varieties||Semillon, Sauvignon blanc, Muscadelle|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||3-4 weeks' fermentation in oak barrels|
|Elevage||18 months in new oak barrels|
|Soil Type||Clayey sands (Barsac red sands) above chalky subsoil|