Wine Spectator – Bordeaux 2016 in-bottle scores released

8 February 2019

Château Coutet 2016 : 93/100 – (Primeurs : 92-95/100)

Unctuous in feel, with marzipan, candied orange peel and praline notes leading the way for a juicy display of mango, peach and papaya flavors. The rich finish has a nice toasty hint. Best from 2023 through 2038. 5,333 cases made.

Opalie de Château Coutet 2016 : 93/100

This has a fuller edge, with a shortbread note in play from the start, while white peach, honeysuckle, lemon pith and yellow apple flavors provide contrast on a core that extends through the finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2023. 250 cases made.

James Molesworth