The Drink Business – Bordeaux 2019 by Appellation, Sauternes and Barsac

22 juillet 2020

Tasted at the UGC in Paris. Gold. This was blended by Philippe Dhalluin of Mouton-Rothschild. Comes across, at least on the attack, as ultra-sweet. Little botrtyis to pull this back. But loads of acidity making for a delightfully energetic and bright and very interesting wine. Very rich. Candied ginger and tarte au citron. Sappy. Every sweet note is compensated for by a lovely juicy fresh point of acidity (Coutet gets it name from the ‘cut’ of the knife-like acidity characteristic of its terroir). A racy tension fought out across the palate. Candied roses. Honeysuckle. Lime marmalade. Fascinating, if a little different.

Colin Hay