1989 Coutet Cuvee Madame

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1989 Coutet Cuvee Madame

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1995
Tiny quantities are made of Coutet's Cuvee Madame a spectacularly rich Barsac that along with Yquem is the quintessential example of what heights a great sweet wine can achieve. The 1988 1989 and 1990 vintages are nearly... Tiny quantities are made of Coutet's Cuvee Madame a spectacularly rich Barsac that along with Yquem is the quintessential example of what heights a great sweet wine can achieve. The 1988 1989 and 1990 vintages are nearly perfect wines. The 1990 is the richest and most powerful but the 1988's extraordinary perfume is other-worldly. All three wines offer a profound bouquet of smoky toasty new oak combined with honeyed peaches and apricots as well as coconuts and a touch of creme brulee. With extraordinarily rich full-bodied marvelously extracted personalities as well as wonderful underlying acidity these are spectacular wines.As a postscript many readers may not realize that Coutet's Cuvee Madame is only released in great vintages. It is produced from the oldest vines and most botrysized grapes. The first vintage produced was 1943 followed by 1949 1950 1959 1971 1975 1981 1986 and the three vintages reviewed in this issue. -Robert Parker
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1995
Super-sweet super-ripe but not any better than the regular bottling. Dark color with a brilliant gold hue and very intense aromas of butterscotch vanilla honey and apricot. Drink now through 2000.