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Le Point – Bordeaux, Le Millésime 2011

25 May 2012

Sauternes, Barsac et liquoreux On n’avait pas enregistré de vendanges aussi précoces à Sauternes depuis… 1896. A Climens, on a commencé un jour plus tôt que l’année de la canicule, 2003. Il faut remonter à 1893 pour battre ce record… Autre point de comparaison avec 1896 noté par les mémoires de l’appellation, l’équipe d’Yquem (qui […]

Gourmet Traveller Wine – Generations of Sweets

25 May 2012

Aline Baly is the third generation of the family that owns Château Coutet in Sauternes. Her grandfather bought the estate in 1977, when the region was struggling. It seemed a strange thing to do for an Alsatian family with a transport business and no experience at all in the wine industry, but he and his […]

The Sydney Morning Herald – More than just desserts

22 May 2012

“Sweet wines with sweet foods” is an ingrained association for many people. Wines such as French sauternes and Australian botrytis semillons are often thought of as strictly for dessert. But it shouldn’t be so. To ignore savoury combinations with these great wines is to unreasonably restrict their possibilities. Aline Baly, whose family owns the sauternes […]

Weinwelt – Bordeaux 2011

22 May 2012

Chateau Coutet, Barsac 2011 ****

Terre de Vins – 2011, Le millésime qui n’a pas de chance.

16 May 2012

2011, le millésime qui n’a pas de chance Le millésime 2011 est le fruit d’une année météorologique des plus inhabituelles. Printemps très chaud, juillet maussade, août pluvieux et froid, retour de l’été en septembre qui sauve la mise des raisins. Et des vignerons. Ajoutons-y quelques épisodes de grêle ici et là et tout est en […]

Brisbanenews.com – Sweetest Thing – A Star of the Sauternes World Comes to Town

16 May 2012

It has been a long time since Brisbane last had a visit from a sauternes producer (a colleague – who is occasionally right – reckons not since 1985, when the Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces from Chateau d’Yquem came to town), so it was something of an exciting event when Aline Baly from the Barsac First […]

Jean Marc Quarin – Le carnet du Maître – Les Primeurs 2011 : Impression Générale

16 May 2012

Château Coutet 2011 Jaune pale, nez miel très botrytisé, très gras, costaud, long, lychee, miel, orange, bonne acidité, fin. 19.0-19.5 Jean Marc Quarin

Decanter – Bordeaux 2011 A Merchant’s vintage

12 May 2012

Chateau Coutet, 1er Cru Classe, Barsac 2011 – 18 points – 4 stars Great density and concentration with subdued acidity this year. Rich and honeyed. (18 points) Jeannie Cho Lee

I-WineReview.com – Report: Sweet Wines of the World

8 May 2012

Château Coutet 2007 Barsac ($40) – 93 The Château Coutet exhibits a medium gold hue and delicate aromas of dried mango, botrytis, absinthe, nuts, and vanilla on the nose. On the palate it offers delicious tropical fruit flavors including a touch of mango and coconut. It has good acidity and balance and a long fruit […]