Chateau Coutet (375ML half-bottle) 2018
The color is light and pale (straw). The nose presents nice notes of bitter orange, grapefruit, fresh ginger and white peach. At aeration, come floral touches of jasmine and acacia. The attack is supple, fresh and lively. The whole presents a beautiful density with a velvety and unctuous touch, all in finesse. The wine is characterized by a pleasant vivacity and a remarkable balance. The freshness lasts along the length, accompanied by aromas of orange and sweet spices on the finish.
Blend: 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 93-95
This wine is beautifully textured. The orange-peel and candied fruitiness are balanced by a dry core of botrytis that gives the wine weight while keeping a light touch. It has all the tight freshness and minerality typical of this great estate. Drink from 2026. Cellar Selection
Deep in colour, with strong peach and apricot pit flavours, and welcome touches of almond bitterness on the finish that help things to lift off and take flight, because overall things are extremely concentrated here. 50% new oak was used. Drinking Window 2021 - 2034
A delicate, refined Barsac with dried lemon, apricot and a medium-sweet palate. Medium body. Bright finish. Lighter style of Coutet. Drink now.
Thomas Jefferson celebrated Chateau Coutet as the best Sauternes from Barsac during his ambassadorship to France. In 1855, recognized for its continued excellence, the estate was classified as a first growth. Today, Chateau Coutet stays true to its tradition of distinction and quality by producing the finest Barsac year after year. With an average age of 35 years, the vines of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle have developed a network of deep roots to extract elements from the limestone and clay-based terroir, giving the grapes freshness, richness and strength. For this reason, the wine carries the name "Coutet," derived from the Gascon's word for knife, to signify the fresh, lively and crisp palate taht is the estate's signature style.