Jancis Robinson – Bordeaux 2020 – whites
29 April 2021
Château Coutet 2020: 17+/20
Full bottle all of 1,405 g. 95% Seìmillon, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscadelle. Cask sample. 18 months in oak envisaged. No information on yield.
Greenish hint to the golden hue. Very classic with a botrytis note and some real freshness. Weight and integrity here with a savoury, even bacon-fat, finish. Not one of the sweetest wines, or what I probably mean is that the acidity is more pronounced than in many of its peers. Sleek and fresh. But probably for relatively early drinking. 13.5%
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, James Lawther