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A Wine Story – EN Primeur: Tasting Sauternes Vintage 2011

3 April 2012

En Primeur: Tasting Sauternes Vintage 2011 “Gorgeous weather for tasting Sauternes!” Of course, a bright blue sky and a warm yellow sun is precisely the message needed to spread the word that Sauternes … the delicious golden sweet wine of Bordeaux … is just the way to celebrate a warm summer day. Among sophisticated people […]

Wine Enthusiast – En Primeur, Day One: Sauternes and Barsac, the sweet whites

2 April 2012

Château Coutet Barrel sample White (Barsac) 90-92 Barrel sample.This is a rich wine with dense texture and concentrated, opulent and ripe tropical and dried-fruit flavors. It misses some of that dry botrytized character often found in Bordeaus, but it’s just as mush as sweet as it is textured. Roger Voss

Tasted – Top 100

29 March 2012

Château Coutet 2009 – 96 points

Gastronomica – Château Coutet

23 March 2012

Château Coutet, Barsac, 1er Cru Classé, millésime 1989 Couleur or bronze, avec de l’éclat et de la densité. Le nez est encore jeune, assez intense, marqué par des notes de fruits confits, de violette et d’abricot. La prise en bouche est franche, élégante et emplis bien le palais. Le milieu de dégustation qui suit est […]

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – Looking for Homes: 2007 and 2008 Sauternes

29 February 2012

2007 Château Coutet: 94 Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Coutet 2007 has a very intense bouquet with lemon curd and orange blossom mixed with clear honey. There is impressive precision here, almost crystalline. The palate is mediumbodied with very fine viscous entry, great weight and intensity with racy acidity. There is also […]

Wine Spectator – Doubly Sweet

27 February 2012

Château Coutet Barsac, 2009 95 points Very lightly toasty, this is more floral for now, with lively honey-suckle and pineapple notes up front, giving way to richer hints of warm brioche, fig, glazed pear and lemon shortbread that should emerge more with time. The long, lacy finish has the poise and balance for long term […]

James Suckling.com – Bordeaux 2009 Tasting with The Grands Crus

17 February 2012

Château Coutet 2010 – score 94 A sweet wine with honey and sliced apple character with lemon. Full body, medium sweet and a bright finish. It’s layered and fascinating. So much spicy, botrytis and dried mushroom powder. Turns creamy. Drink or hold. James Suckling

The Gourmet Bachelor – 2009 Bordeaux: Best Wine Ever ?

12 February 2012

If I ever had to choose only one wine to drink for the rest of my life it would probably be a Sauternes. The luscious golden liquid with flavours that move from pineapple and tropical fruits when youthful to the deeply complex dried fruits, honey and gingerbread with age are a wonder to behold. At […]

The Wine Doctor – Château Coutet

6 February 2012

The history of Château Coutet dates back to the 13th century, hundreds of years before anyone even dreamt of planting vines on the then-marshy, now-prosperous Médoc. Some parts of the château (pictured below) date from that period, as is obvious from even the briefest examination of the property; these parts have thick walls of stone, […]