Wine Region: Barsac, France
Grapes: 75% de Sémillon, 23% de Sauvignon Blanc et 2% de Muscadelle.
With a pretty gold color, this wine has a slightly discreet nose that opens on a palette of aromatic notes, fine, subtle and where we find sweet spices, honey, vanilla, nice roasted or even slightly cocoa notes. The whole is supported by a touch of candied berries and citrus zest. On the palate, Château Coutet 2006 is more delicate than powerful. It is an elegant marriage of melted aromatic notes and an impression of liquor that develops on a beautiful mineral freshness, classic Barsac. With a very good balance, it shows delicacy and aromatic fullness.
Robert Parker 93 pts - Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 Coutet has plenty of quince and marmalade scents on the nose, a subtle nuttiness underneath, perhaps a touch of passion fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with harmonious citrus-fresh peach and quince notes. This is very harmonious and focused, driven by a killer line of acidity, and the finish exudes tension and precision. This is a great Barsac from the Coutet team and it will deliver pleasure for many years yet. Tasted April 2016.
Jancis Robinson 17/20
About the Winery
English fortress built in the 13th century, this citadel whose square tower is typical of the military constructions of the time, became a vineyard in 1643. A time property of the Lur-Saluces family, it housed the stables of the Château d'Yquem, transformed today into a winery. Vertical wine presses from the 1920s, a 14th century chapel and the paved courtyard personalize the property.
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