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Château Coutet

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2016 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2015 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

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 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2013 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

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 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2010 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2010 Château Coutet Opalie Sec  (Bordeaux) 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.

2009 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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!

2007 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2006 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2005 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2003 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2001 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

2001 Château Coutet Cuvée Madame  (Barsac) 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.

1989 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

1988 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

1988 Château Coutet Cuvée Madame  (Barsac) 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.

1971 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

1961 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.

1937 Château Coutet  (Barsac) 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.