Revue de Presse

Vinous – Château Coutet 1989

8 juillet 2024

Château Coutet 1989: 93/100 The 1989 Coutet actually surpasses the bottle taste at the château three years earlier. The nose has orange Blossom, mandarin and less honeysuckle; it displays a littl more saffron here. The palate is beautifully balanced with a keen line of acidity, marmalade and quince, perhaps more viscous than previous bottles, wit […]

The Wine Doctor – Château Coutet 1989

2 juillet 2024

Château Coutet 1989: 97/100 The cork slipped from the neck of the 1989 Château Coutet without difficulty, and the wine released is rich and evidently mature (or maturing, at least), with shimmering red tinges to the deep golden hue. Despite the story of the harvest, which brought in botrytised grapes in dribs and drabs, the […]

Divo – Terroir Bordeaux Primeur 2023

19 juin 2024

Château Coutet 2023 : 92-93/100Le nez est discret, avec des notes d’agrumes et de safran. L’attaque est souple, tout en finesse. Les saveurs d’oranges sanguines et de pamplemousses dominent la finale, portée par une belle acidité citronnée. José Vouillamoz

Decanter – If Bordeaux got out of its own way, more people might see what they’re missing

18 juin 2024

In my glass this month: From time to time, I’ll open a white wine that’s past its best: flat, thin, lifeless. It’s always disappointing. Not so with the Opalie, Bordeaux 2020 (£30-£34 Honest Grapes, Ideal Wine Co, IG Wines, Starling Wines), a dry white Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend from Barsac’s Château Coutet, I was actually too […]

The World of Fine Wine – 2023 Bordeaux tasting notes: Sauternes & Barsac

18 juin 2024

Château Coutet 2023: 96-97/100Aged for 18 months in barrel, and the child of four separate tris (the key, third outing taking place on and after October 2), this is a triumphant Coutet, every bit as good as the 2014, according to cellar master Laurier Giradot. The juxtaposition of high acidity (tartaric acid is only degraded […]

En Magnum – La couleur des sentiments

14 juin 2024

Au cours des cinquante dernières années, seule une catégorie de vin n’aura pas bénéficié d’un intérêt accru de la part des consommateurs du monde entier. C’est celle des vins doux, tout autant victimes d’une douceur sucrée qui a aujourd’hui mauvaise presse que du manque d’ambition de beaucoup de leurs producteurs, certes pris dans le cercle […]

Falstaff – En Primeurs 2024

31 mai 2024

Château Coutet 2023: 93/100Pale golden yellow, silver reflections. Floral touch, white peach, delicate background with apricot and pineapple, inviting bouquet. Medium complexity, sweet tropical fruit, fine honey note, mineral, integrated acidity, balanced, has a certain elegance and length. Peter Moser

RollingStone – The 2024 Rolling Stone Spirits Awards

27 mai 2024

Best Dessert: Château Coutet In 1787, former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, then ambassador to France, celebrated Château Coutet as the best Sauternes. Even centuries later, Château Coutet still creates some of the best dessert wines out there, including this Sauternes Blend. This style of wine is known for its thick texture and honey-sweet flavor, and […]

Decanter – Best Sauternes & Barsac 2023 wines tasted en primeur

27 mai 2024

2023 Château Coutet: 97/100Superb Barsac energy and keen spice, almost Cayenne pepper with pronounced ginger, clove and both dry and fresh fig. Tasted twice with the same beguiling results, this wonderful wine exudes balance that reflects both opulence and verve (165 grams per litre of residual sugar, 3.66pH). The acidity makes the wines vivacious and […]