Decanter – Bordeaux wine styles: 40 years of change

18 June 2018

Château Coutet 2017 : 95/10
Rich sunflower yellow in colour, this has a good concentration of subtle spiced ginger on the nose, followed by rich citrus and apricot tart flavours, going almost as far as white truffles. It’s gourmet without being cloying, thanks to those Barsac soils which give a wonderful freshness through the palate. The acidity is not quite as focussed as in a classic years for the appellation, but it has zip and personality and is clear success in this vintage.

Jane Anson