Grape Variety: 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
A gorgeous golden color with coppery glints, the wine opens on generous, diverse notes of candied apricot, orange zests, spices, and honey, along with notes of toast that reveal an elegant touch of oak in a very subtle way. Words alone cannot express fully what happens next on the palate. The wine is very rich, very aromatic, very concentrated... typical of a beautiful botrytisation. It shows both class and finesse, along with power and mineral freshness, as well as the vivacity of the citrus fruits and the smoothness of vanilla notes. The final potential is revealed in a powerful yet still very much restrained finish -- all this blended into a beautiful balance. The aromatic and gustative fullness express perfectly all the richness and complexity so typical of this Barsac's great vintages.
Château Coutet is one of the largest Barsac properties and has been owned by the Baly family since 1977. Coutet is located in the south of the appellation and the 35 hectares of vineyards are planted with Sémillon (75%), Sauvignon Blanc (23%) and Muscadelle (2%).Vinification takes place in oak barrels, before 18 months' extended oak ageing. The wines are aromatically complex and recent vintages have seen added concentration.
Coutet's Cuvée Madame is produced in tiny quantities (often less than 1,500 bottles) and is named after a previous housekeeper at Coutet. It is produced from a special parcel of vines and when produced (which is rarely) is one of the richest and most concentrated sweet wines in Bordeaux. Coutet is classified as a Sauternes 1er Cru Classé.
|Grape Variety||75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|