The origins of a Coutet vineyard lie in 1643. Thomas Jefferson was a fan of the wine during his time as ambassador to France, calling Coutet "the best Sauternes of Barsac". In 1977 Coutet became the property of the Baly family from Alsace and in 1994 the owners signed a partnership deal with the Baron Philippe de Rothschild Company.
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duty paid price: £33.00
I have never tasted a young Coutet of this class. It really is essence of Barsac. Lovely nose of botrytis and peach, toast and lemon. Very rich aromas, including dried citrus peel. Very fleshy and rich, this Coutet. It is fluid and backward and highly mineral. There is excellent drive and purpose and a really fine lift at the end of the palate. Very young, with steely focus and intricate structure. This is a must for lovers of Bordeaux’s great sweeties. Note taken during primeurs week
All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab.
Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.
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