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Château Coutet

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2023
96
Flowers, pineapples, candied orange rind, lemon curd, and saffron aromatics are all over the place here in the nose, and palate. The wine is perfectly balanced between its sweet, and zesty side, with ample, honeyed fruit, vanilla, roasted nuts, and over ripe pineapples. This is already simply great, and it is only going to get better from here. Drink from 2027-2050. 95-97 Pts.

Flowers, pineapples, candied orange rind, lemon curd, and saffron aromatics are all over the place here in the nose, and palate. The wine is perfectly balanced between its sweet, and zesty side, with ample, honeyed fruit, vanilla, roasted nuts, and over ripe pineapples. This is already simply great, and it is only going to get better from here. Drink from 2027-2050. 95-97 Pts.

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2022
95
Flowers, pineapples, mango, apricot and candied lemon notes get the wine going. The palate, with its layers of sweet, ripe and overripe, honeyed yellow, and orange fruits is fresh, long, intense, balanced, and most importantly, delicious! And isn't that the purpose of a wine? Drink from 2025-2055. 94-96 Pts.

Flowers, pineapples, mango, apricot and candied lemon notes get the wine going. The palate, with its layers of sweet, ripe and overripe, honeyed yellow, and orange fruits is fresh, long, intense, balanced, and most importantly, delicious! And isn't that the purpose of a wine? Drink from 2025-2055. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
95
Honeysuckle, pineapple, cashew nuts, lemon meringue pie, orange blossoms and honey on the nose move you to know more about this vibrant, racy, sweet treat. Drink from 2023-2050. 94-96

Honeysuckle, pineapple, cashew nuts, lemon meringue pie, orange blossoms and honey on the nose move you to know more about this vibrant, racy, sweet treat. Drink from 2023-2050. 94-96

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2020
94
The attention-seeking nose grabs you due to all of its honeysuckle, candied pineapple, orange blossoms, apricots, and mango drizzled with honey, and spice. The wine is perfectly balanced between all of its sweetness and vibrancy, leaving you with ample freshness to provide lift and cut to all of its honeyed, tropical fruits. Drink from 2023-2050.

The attention-seeking nose grabs you due to all of its honeysuckle, candied pineapple, orange blossoms, apricots, and mango drizzled with honey, and spice. The wine is perfectly balanced between all of its sweetness and vibrancy, leaving you with ample freshness to provide lift and cut to all of its honeyed, tropical fruits. Drink from 2023-2050.

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Lemon meringue pie, honeysuckle, candied pineapple, orange blossoms, flowers and spice create an enthralling perfume. Sweet, yet zesty, rich and racy with a shot of cinnamon and honey-slathered yellow tropical fruits and vanilla that linger. This decadent sweet treat works because of its balancing acidity that keeps everything fresh and vibrant. 94-96 Pts

Lemon meringue pie, honeysuckle, candied pineapple, orange blossoms, flowers and spice create an enthralling perfume. Sweet, yet zesty, rich and racy with a shot of cinnamon and honey-slathered yellow tropical fruits and vanilla that linger. This decadent sweet treat works because of its balancing acidity that keeps everything fresh and vibrant. 94-96 Pts

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2019
94
Flowers, orange blossoms, pineapple. mango creme brulee and vanilla scents are all over the place here. Sweet, fresh and most importantly, zesty, the finish leans to the tropical orange side with a liberal drizzle of honey and orange marmalade. Drink from 2022-2045.

Flowers, orange blossoms, pineapple. mango creme brulee and vanilla scents are all over the place here. Sweet, fresh and most importantly, zesty, the finish leans to the tropical orange side with a liberal drizzle of honey and orange marmalade. Drink from 2022-2045.

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Orange blossoms, honey, cinnamon spice, creme brulee, pineapple and candied apricots create the perfume. On the palate, the wine pops with honey-drenched pineapple, mango and orange marmalade. As sweet as this is, there is ample freshness to keep everything lifted. 92-94 Pts

Orange blossoms, honey, cinnamon spice, creme brulee, pineapple and candied apricots create the perfume. On the palate, the wine pops with honey-drenched pineapple, mango and orange marmalade. As sweet as this is, there is ample freshness to keep everything lifted. 92-94 Pts

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2018
94
With a dark honey colored hue, right off the bat the wine opens with honey, roasted nuts, over ripe tangerine, spice and perfectly ripe pineapple. With all the sweetness you need, buttressed by refreshing acidity, the orange centered tropical fruit and honey coated finish is just great. This is so good now, it is impossible not to be loving it. But wait at least 5 years as it is going to be even better with age.

With a dark honey colored hue, right off the bat the wine opens with honey, roasted nuts, over ripe tangerine, spice and perfectly ripe pineapple. With all the sweetness you need, buttressed by refreshing acidity, the orange centered tropical fruit and honey coated finish is just great. This is so good now, it is impossible not to be loving it. But wait at least 5 years as it is going to be even better with age.

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2017
94
An all-you-can-eat buffet of tropical fruit with a slather of orange honey, this concentrated, opulent wine has a pastried sweetness but the brisk acidity is equally noticeable, bringing everything into equipoise.

An all-you-can-eat buffet of tropical fruit with a slather of orange honey, this concentrated, opulent wine has a pastried sweetness but the brisk acidity is equally noticeable, bringing everything into equipoise.

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2016
93
Pineapple, candied orange rind, vanilla, and apricots with sweet, honey and floral notes create the nose. The wine is lush, sweet and fresh, with a tropical fruit and decadent, honey coated finish.

Pineapple, candied orange rind, vanilla, and apricots with sweet, honey and floral notes create the nose. The wine is lush, sweet and fresh, with a tropical fruit and decadent, honey coated finish.

4,330 Views   Tasted
2015
95
Rich, concentrated, lush and sweet, the mix of ripe and over ripe, sweet, juicy, tropical fruits, apricots, vanilla, orange and are coated honey and floral notes. There is a lot of sweetness here, but the acidity keeps it on the up and up.

Rich, concentrated, lush and sweet, the mix of ripe and over ripe, sweet, juicy, tropical fruits, apricots, vanilla, orange and are coated honey and floral notes. There is a lot of sweetness here, but the acidity keeps it on the up and up.

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Concentrated, rich and deep, there is more than ample, perfectly ripe and over ripe, sweet, juicy, pineapples, apricot, vanilla, almond and honeysuckle all coated with flowery honey. But like all great sweet wines, it is the vibrant acidity that makes the wine interesting and keeps it fresh. 94-96 Pts

Concentrated, rich and deep, there is more than ample, perfectly ripe and over ripe, sweet, juicy, pineapples, apricot, vanilla, almond and honeysuckle all coated with flowery honey. But like all great sweet wines, it is the vibrant acidity that makes the wine interesting and keeps it fresh. 94-96 Pts

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2014
94
Rich, sweet, fat, juicy, luscious, ripe, apricots, pineapple, mango and honey that grab you from the get go. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. This seems quite sweet, but there is enough acidity to keep it fresh and not cloying.

Rich, sweet, fat, juicy, luscious, ripe, apricots, pineapple, mango and honey that grab you from the get go. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. This seems quite sweet, but there is enough acidity to keep it fresh and not cloying.

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2013
95
Outstanding in every sense of the word, the wine kicks off with spicy, overripe apricots, pineapple, candied orange vanilla bean, roasted nut and honey on the nose. Rich, dense and with ample depth, the wine is sweet, lush and vibrant, with enough acidity to keep everything in check.

Outstanding in every sense of the word, the wine kicks off with spicy, overripe apricots, pineapple, candied orange vanilla bean, roasted nut and honey on the nose. Rich, dense and with ample depth, the wine is sweet, lush and vibrant, with enough acidity to keep everything in check.

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Packed and stacked with layers of honeyed tropical fruits, vanilla, honey, nuts, apricots and pineapple, this will be another winner in the long line of successes for Aline Baily and Coutet. 94-96 Pts

Packed and stacked with layers of honeyed tropical fruits, vanilla, honey, nuts, apricots and pineapple, this will be another winner in the long line of successes for Aline Baily and Coutet. 94-96 Pts

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2011
94
Light in color, the wine pops with its over ripe scented nose of pineapple, apricot, coconut, spice and honey perfume. Balanced, sweet and fresh, the wine delivers a nutty, honeyed, pineapple finish.

Light in color, the wine pops with its over ripe scented nose of pineapple, apricot, coconut, spice and honey perfume. Balanced, sweet and fresh, the wine delivers a nutty, honeyed, pineapple finish.

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2010
94
Even though this is a baby, it's easy to see this is a beauty that serves up the perfect amount of ripe and over ripe, tropical fruit, honey, vanilla, orange peel and apricot on the showy nose. Sweet, rich and balancing fresh with intense, this is very good now. This is going to be even better in a decade once all the beautiful caramel and other secondary notes come into play.

Even though this is a baby, it's easy to see this is a beauty that serves up the perfect amount of ripe and over ripe, tropical fruit, honey, vanilla, orange peel and apricot on the showy nose. Sweet, rich and balancing fresh with intense, this is very good now. This is going to be even better in a decade once all the beautiful caramel and other secondary notes come into play.

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2010
91
Vanilla, candied citrus peel, orange, honey and nuts create the perfume. The wine is thick, but not heavy. It feels like a medium bodied Sauternes without the sugar, while displaying more acidity on the palate. The finish ends with fresh, sweet lemon, lime sensations.

Vanilla, candied citrus peel, orange, honey and nuts create the perfume. The wine is thick, but not heavy. It feels like a medium bodied Sauternes without the sugar, while displaying more acidity on the palate. The finish ends with fresh, sweet lemon, lime sensations.

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2009
96
This is the best example of a young Chateau Coutet I have ever tasted. Intense notes of honey drenched pineapple, orange, apricot, nectarine, nuts and minerality focus your attention. Rich, pure, sweet, powerful and refined, there is the perfect amount of lift and balance to keep you interested in tasting the wine. The assemblage this vintage was made from 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. Bravo Aline!

This is the best example of a young Chateau Coutet I have ever tasted. Intense notes of honey drenched pineapple, orange, apricot, nectarine, nuts and minerality focus your attention. Rich, pure, sweet, powerful and refined, there is the perfect amount of lift and balance to keep you interested in tasting the wine. The assemblage this vintage was made from 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. Bravo Aline!

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2008
91
Honeysuckle, apricot, vanilla and pineapple pop right from the bottle. The wine has freshness, sweet and honeyed fruits, but it lacks the levels of concentration found in the better vintages.

Honeysuckle, apricot, vanilla and pineapple pop right from the bottle. The wine has freshness, sweet and honeyed fruits, but it lacks the levels of concentration found in the better vintages.

3,115 Views   Tasted
2007
93
A beautiful aroma greets you with little effort. Scents of honeysuckle, orange rind, nuts, apricots, pineapple and vanilla with honey make the perfect appetizer. On the palate, this lush, rich wine is balanced with acidity, leaving with fresh, honeyed, tropical fruits and a hint of sweet, Meyer lemon. Drink this today if you like it sweet and youthful, or age it for a few decades. Either way, it's a delicious treat.

A beautiful aroma greets you with little effort. Scents of honeysuckle, orange rind, nuts, apricots, pineapple and vanilla with honey make the perfect appetizer. On the palate, this lush, rich wine is balanced with acidity, leaving with fresh, honeyed, tropical fruits and a hint of sweet, Meyer lemon. Drink this today if you like it sweet and youthful, or age it for a few decades. Either way, it's a delicious treat.

5,236 Views   Tasted
2006
92
Mango, pineapple, white peach and apricots with honey greets your nose. Sweet, but fresh, young but ready, the vanilla custard, honeyed tropical fruits and the liberal dose of orange marmalade is what you'll find in the finish.

Mango, pineapple, white peach and apricots with honey greets your nose. Sweet, but fresh, young but ready, the vanilla custard, honeyed tropical fruits and the liberal dose of orange marmalade is what you'll find in the finish.

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2005
92
With powerful scents of pineapple, apricots, peach, nectarine and vanilla custard all drenched in honey, you know you cannot wait to taste the wine. It delivers there as well, with its sweet, spicy, fat juicy, tropical fruit and honey flavors. Drink it now, or age it for a decade or more.

With powerful scents of pineapple, apricots, peach, nectarine and vanilla custard all drenched in honey, you know you cannot wait to taste the wine. It delivers there as well, with its sweet, spicy, fat juicy, tropical fruit and honey flavors. Drink it now, or age it for a decade or more.

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2005
96
The nose rocked with its butterscotch, orange, pineapple, apricot and honey-drenched aromas. The palate was even better with its waves of honey slathered, tropical fruits. Lush, fat, rich and sweet, it was the acidity that kept the wine fresh and lifted. This is quite young, and should age for decades.

The nose rocked with its butterscotch, orange, pineapple, apricot and honey-drenched aromas. The palate was even better with its waves of honey slathered, tropical fruits. Lush, fat, rich and sweet, it was the acidity that kept the wine fresh and lifted. This is quite young, and should age for decades.

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2004
90
Already drinking well, this medium bodied, fresh, yellow and orange, tropical fruit centered wine comes with a shot of vanilla, flowers and honeyed orange rind. This is a good sweet wine to pair with savory courses.

Already drinking well, this medium bodied, fresh, yellow and orange, tropical fruit centered wine comes with a shot of vanilla, flowers and honeyed orange rind. This is a good sweet wine to pair with savory courses.

3,593 Views   Tasted
2003
92
Honey, citrus rind. peach, nectarine, vanilla and floral scents lead to a rich, ripe, unctuous sweet, white Bordeaux wine that is filled with honey coated tropical fruit, creme brulee and honey.

Honey, citrus rind. peach, nectarine, vanilla and floral scents lead to a rich, ripe, unctuous sweet, white Bordeaux wine that is filled with honey coated tropical fruit, creme brulee and honey.

7,407 Views   Tasted
2001
92
Pineapple, candied orange rind and apricots coated with vanilla custard and honey create the aromatics. There is a vibrancy to the fruit that keeps it uplifting from start to finish, making this the perfect sweet treat. This is drinking really at 15 years of age.

Pineapple, candied orange rind and apricots coated with vanilla custard and honey create the aromatics. There is a vibrancy to the fruit that keeps it uplifting from start to finish, making this the perfect sweet treat. This is drinking really at 15 years of age.

4,446 Views   Tasted
2001
96
Talk about intense.... Yet, with the levels of vibrant acidity in the wine, it all comes into focus. The candied orange, honeyed tropical fruit, vanilla, apricot and creme brulee aromatics cannot be ignored. Fat, rich and tongue coating, the wine really fills your palate with sweet pleasure.

Talk about intense.... Yet, with the levels of vibrant acidity in the wine, it all comes into focus. The candied orange, honeyed tropical fruit, vanilla, apricot and creme brulee aromatics cannot be ignored. Fat, rich and tongue coating, the wine really fills your palate with sweet pleasure.

2,686 Views   Tasted
1997
93
Fully ready to go, it is easy to enjoy the zesty, honeyed, orange rind, pineapples, apricots, cooking spice, and dried, white flowers on the nose and on the sweet, vibrant, fruit and honey-filled palate. Drink from 2023-2035.

Fully ready to go, it is easy to enjoy the zesty, honeyed, orange rind, pineapples, apricots, cooking spice, and dried, white flowers on the nose and on the sweet, vibrant, fruit and honey-filled palate. Drink from 2023-2035.

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1990
89
Probably sightly past full-maturity, the medium-bodied wine is taking on more orange notes in character. Still, you find honeyed pineapple, but the mango, orange rind and acidity is wining ground over the fruit. It is time to drink this before it drops more fruit.

Probably sightly past full-maturity, the medium-bodied wine is taking on more orange notes in character. Still, you find honeyed pineapple, but the mango, orange rind and acidity is wining ground over the fruit. It is time to drink this before it drops more fruit.

3,283 Views   Tasted
1989
91
Fully mature, medium bodied, with a lean to the candied orange and tangerine side of the style range offers a palate painted with sweet pineapple, apricot, custard and white peach, all coated with macadamia nuts and honey. This is not a wine to hold on to for further aging. But it is a wine of pure, sweet pleasure for today.

Fully mature, medium bodied, with a lean to the candied orange and tangerine side of the style range offers a palate painted with sweet pineapple, apricot, custard and white peach, all coated with macadamia nuts and honey. This is not a wine to hold on to for further aging. But it is a wine of pure, sweet pleasure for today.

3,124 Views   Tasted
1988
87
Light in color and in fruit. What fruit was there showed tropical, honey notes, but without excitement. Not a bad wine, but there is not much going on in it to recommend.

Light in color and in fruit. What fruit was there showed tropical, honey notes, but without excitement. Not a bad wine, but there is not much going on in it to recommend.

3,746 Views   Tasted
1988
95
The palate screams with apricot, pineapple, custard and tropical fruits slathered in honey. There is good density to the sweet, spicy, nutty fruits. Perhaps the only drawback is, the finish could be a bit longer.

The palate screams with apricot, pineapple, custard and tropical fruits slathered in honey. There is good density to the sweet, spicy, nutty fruits. Perhaps the only drawback is, the finish could be a bit longer.

3,112 Views   Tasted
1971
85
From a magnum, this was much better on the nose, with its complex display of apricot, pineapple, vanilla, spice, honey, candied citrus and and orange peel nose, than on the palate, where the fruit and honeyed sweetness was clearly fading.

From a magnum, this was much better on the nose, with its complex display of apricot, pineapple, vanilla, spice, honey, candied citrus and and orange peel nose, than on the palate, where the fruit and honeyed sweetness was clearly fading.

3,765 Views   Tasted
1961
83
Orange and copper hue in color. But, even with the intoxicating color, there was not much going on in the aromatics. On the palate, there was not much fruit to be found in the short finish. This was probably better several years ago.

Orange and copper hue in color. But, even with the intoxicating color, there was not much going on in the aromatics. On the palate, there was not much fruit to be found in the short finish. This was probably better several years ago.

3,102 Views   Tasted
1937
87
It's always a treat to taste wines at maturity, and even past full maturity, as this wine was. Still, the caramel, burnt sugar, butterscotch, smoke, and burnt, candied, chocolate covered orange rind was a lot of fun to drink. This is more secondary than not, the color was between amber and molasses and if you have a bottle, save it for an anniversary, or drink it, as there is no reason to wait.

It's always a treat to taste wines at maturity, and even past full maturity, as this wine was. Still, the caramel, burnt sugar, butterscotch, smoke, and burnt, candied, chocolate covered orange rind was a lot of fun to drink. This is more secondary than not, the color was between amber and molasses and if you have a bottle, save it for an anniversary, or drink it, as there is no reason to wait.

1,880 Views   Tasted