JaneAnson.com – Top 100 2018s In Bottle

20 October 2021

Opalie de Château Coutet 2018: 94/100

The dry white of Château Coutet was introduced with the 2010 vintage, accounting for around 10% of the overall production, and it consistently delivers rich but controlled flavours, with tension and juice coming from the relatively cool clay over limestone soils (in fact the dry white is sourced from the coolest part where the layer of clay is especially deep). Clear density through the palate here, with layers of mango, nectarine, saffron and a gorgeous point of fennel giving lift and focus. Harvest August 30 and 31

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