TimAtkin.com – Bordeaux Primeurs 2022 report

28 May 2023

Château Coutet 2022: 96/100

Mid lemon gold colour. Vibrant aromas of candied apricot and marzipan with plenty of botrytis complexity and some sweet spices from oak already. Lush creamy palate with great extract of dense sweet tarte tatin fruit, and a backbone of just edging bitter orange amère marmalade. Rich very long finish. This is really top drawer this year. Although intensely sweet, as is the vintage, all the balance is here to allow this to develop magnificently.

Rod Smith