Decanter – Dry White 2019

24 March 2022

Opalie de Château Coutet 2019: 92/100

Wonderful aromas – a honeyed, buttery, vanilla zestiness, such a gorgeous nose. Lovely expression, good aromatic intensity – you get that lovely Sauternes aroma – smells almost sweet but you know it’s fresh too. Round and weighty with a generous mouthfeel, it’s creamy – thick with white fruits, apricot and peach and some lime zest. You do get a heavy dose of vanilla and toast at the end – a roasted, toasty quality that dominates at the moment but will settle and soften in time. Drinking Window: 2022 – 2033.

Georgie Hindle