Decanter – Best Sauternes & Barsac 2023 wines tasted en primeur

27 May 2024

2023 Château Coutet: 97/100
Superb Barsac energy and keen spice, almost Cayenne pepper with pronounced ginger, clove and both dry and fresh fig. Tasted twice with the same beguiling results, this wonderful wine exudes balance that reflects both opulence and verve (165 grams per litre of residual sugar, 3.66pH). The acidity makes the wines vivacious and mouthwatering so try with Thai curry or Szechuan cuisine – or just on its own. A vibrant, late harvest Barsac and a top wine of the vintage.

Panos Kakaviatos