TerroirSense – Fresh off the Bottling Line: A Look at the 2018 Bordeaux Wines Available Now

2 juillet 2021

2018 Château Coutet: 97/100

There was not much botrytis in 2018 but plenty of ripening sun! And so, for the most part, wines speak more of air-dried grapes than they do of the smoky complexity induced by noble rot. There was just one masterpiece: the glorious Château Coutet. Luscious on entry, with myriad scents of apricot pit, almonds and pear, the wine takes over the palate in a most enjoyable fashion. The long moderately tannic finish only added to the complexity and enjoyment of the wine.

Robert Millman