2020 Château Coutet Sauternes Barsac Premier Grand Cru Classé
Château Coutet is one of the oldest estates in Sauternes, an appellation with a magical collection of conditions that allow it to produce some of the finest sweet wines in the world. Classified 1er Cru Classé since 1855, Coutet has for more than a century an exceptional heritage belonging to the de la Lur Saluces family, from the famous of Chateau d'Yquem. It is currently owned and operated by Philippe and Dominique Baly in a technical and commercial partnership with Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA The Coutet is a blend of Sémillon with some Sauvignon Blanc a few percent Muscadelle The fermentation is in 100% new barriques. Maturing 18 months in new French oak barrels.
The 2020 Coutet has a pale lemon-gold color, which swirls from the glass with energetic notes of lemon tart, grapefruit, mango and lime with hints of chopped almonds, honey, candle wax and straw, plus a touch of sea spray. The palate has amazing balance, wrapped in a satiny texture and seamless acidity, with a long and mineral finish. After a few years, delicate notes of spices, exotic fruits, fresh ginger and candied fruits develop in a delicate harmony. The Coutet is rich, seductive yet balanced.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Steenfruit, Full, Sweet|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|