Chateau Coutet Sauternes-Barsac 2018

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Wine Enthusiast
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Robert Parker
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CSBA201812 UCAU
$140.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$140.00 Per item
The best Sauternes from Barsac, as rated by US President Thomas Jefferson in 1787, Chateau Coutet has a long-standing record of excellence. The winery's exceptional terroir benefits from old vines with exceptionally deep roots that concentrate the flavours of the fruit. The signature misty microclimate and noble rot of the Sauternes region thrives at Chateau Coutet. Chateau Coutet has a rich architectural and regional history. The winery itself is an English fortress built in the 13th Century, and has been a winemaking estate in 1643. Rated as 1er Cru since 1855, this is the oldest and largest estate in the Barsac region. Typically, a Chateau Coutet wine offers generous notes of honey, flowers, citrus and vanilla, with warm notes of spice, nuts and candied fruits developing over time.
The best Sauternes from Barsac, as rated by US President Thomas Jefferson in 1787, Chateau Coutet has a long-standing record of excellence. The winery's exceptional terroir benefits from old vines with exceptionally deep roots that concentrate the flavours of the fruit. The signature misty microclimate and noble rot of the Sauternes region thrives at Chateau Coutet. Chateau Coutet has a rich architectural and regional history. The winery itself is an English fortress built in the 13th Century, and has been a winemaking estate in 1643. Rated as 1er Cru since 1855, this is the oldest and largest estate in the Barsac region. Typically, a Chateau Coutet wine offers generous notes of honey, flowers, citrus and vanilla, with warm notes of spice, nuts and candied fruits developing over time.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Wine Enthusiast

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. Roger Voss

95 / 100

Robert Parker

Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the 2018 Coutet has super intense, well-delineated notions of warm pineapple, green guava and baked pineapple with hints of mandarin peel, gingerbread, orange blossoms and lime leaves. The palate is alive with energetic tropical fruit and exotic spice notes with a lovely satiny texture and fantastic freshness, finishing with epic length.

94 / 100

Decanter

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. A yield of just 3hl/ha. Tasted twice.