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Château Coutet - Barsac 2005
 

Château Coutet  Barsac  2005

White
ws
91
we
94
Category Whites
Varietal Barsac
Region France , Sauternes
Producer Château Coutet
$89.99
On Sale $79.99
SKU09850
Wine Advocate  

Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Coutet has a slightly muffled bouquet at the moment: honeysuckle, dried quince and a dab of kerosene in the background. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with plenty of botrytized fruit, tensile and linear in the mouth with fine mineralité, though missing the sheer ambition and dimension of the Climens ?5. Nonetheless, one can appreciate the tensile nature of this Barsac that should give 20 to 30 years of pleasure.

92 points
Château Coutet Tasting Notes  
Classified as first growth in 1855, Chateau Coutet accomplishes its mission of excellence. It has the freshness and fines that one comes to expect from the great wines of Bordeaux. Its elegant liveliness and the sensuality of its aromas classify it among the best Sauternes. You will appreciate the perfect harmony of its bouquet and the roasted hints of Botrytis which gave Coutet, as the wine ages, the delicacy of an unrivalled bouquet. When young, the wine hints of the fine aromas of orange blossoms, citrus fruit, honey and vanilla. As the wine ages, it develops depth and warmth. A spiciness is also apparent, mingled with hints of exotic flowers and candied citrus.

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