Robert Parker – France, Bordeaux, Sauternes, 2016 Sauternes spotlight

29 March 2019

Château Coutet 2016: 95/100


With coaxing, the pale lemon colored 2016 Coutet slowly unfurls to give a myriad of preserved lemons, pineapple pastry, almond croissant, fresh ginger and lime blossoms scents with nuances of chalk dust, white pepper, star anise and cedar. Rich, seductive and yet exquisitely balanced, the satiny-textured palate has layer upon layer of citrus and savory notions, finishing very long and spicy.


Lisa Perrotti-Brow