Château Coutet is the most prestigious and 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 is classified as a Sauternes 1er Cru Classé.
"The 2009 Coutet has a very intense nose of apricot, papaya, honeysuckle and orange cordial that is very well defined. The palate is very well- balanced with a rounded, caressing entry. There is certainly tremendous weight in the mouth and abundant botrytis, especially upon the unctuous finish. This has great potential ? a fantastic wine from one of the finest Barsac estates. Drink now-2035+." 95 Points, Wine Advocate 96 Points, James Suckling 95 Points, Wine Spectator
• Size: 750ml
• Vintage: 2009
• ABV: 14%
• Origin: Barsac / Bordeaux / France
• Grapes: Semillon / Sauvignon / Muscadelle