2001 Coutet Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • JR 91

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WS 93
Wine Spectator, September 2004
Lots of lemon and maple syrup on the nose with dried apricots. Full-bodied with a very sweet and rich palate of candied lemon and orange rinds and a long finish. Beautifully sticky...
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2004
Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle peach pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily but not yet... Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle peach pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily but not yet filled in. Very suave somewhat youthfully understated Barsac and not at all overly honeyed today or dominated by its oak component...
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
I tasted two bottles of the Coutet 2001. The first had a distinct, rather pungent aniseed element on the nose and a slight bitterness on the palate. Calling for a second example, this is much more representative. Here is... I tasted two bottles of the Coutet 2001. The first had a distinct, rather pungent aniseed element on the nose and a slight bitterness on the palate. Calling for a second example, this is much more representative. Here is a typical Coutet nose that is just beginning to find its groove: barley sugar and quince scents typifying Barsac, augmented by Seville orange and lime. The palate is viscous and extremely well focused with fine mineralité and tension. It feels quite youthful and linear vis-à-vis its peers and concludes with a tangy, marmalade-lavished finish. This is ageing nicely though at the same time, I would suggest that the Baly family have surpassed this with subsequent vintages. - Neal Martin
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2011
A little smoky and indistinct on the nose – smudgy. Rose-petal scents. Very heavy and sweet. Super rich. Thick and dense. BIG!!!!!! 17.5/20 GV
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac
Vintage 2001
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

In its youth, Chateau Coutet displays generous notes of white flowers, citrus fruits, honey and vanilla. Ginger and pineapple are very typical aromas in a young release. Time brings out deeper, warmer notes in which spices combine with exotic nectars and candied fruits, such as gingerbread mingled with marmalade. Age also enhances the harmony of its roasted botrytis character and its distinct aromas to give Chateau Coutet a delicate and unique bouquet that is unsurpassed.

Winery

Coutet

An English fortress built in the 13th century, Chateau Coutet became a wine producing estate in 1643. Previously owned by the Lur-Saluces family, it was once home to Chateau d’Yquem’s horse stables, transformed in the 19th century into a 110-meter long cellar, the longest in the appellation.

The estate has 38.5 hectares under vines which is primarily planted with Semillon and smaller amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. The vines' deep roots extract elements from a limestone and clay-based soil, giving the grapes freshness, richness and strength. For this reason the wine carries the name "Coutet,” derived from the Gascon word for knife, to signify the fresh, lively and crisp palate that is the estate's signature style.

In 1787, former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, then ambassador to France, celebrated Chateau Coutet as the best Sauternes from Barsac. In 1855, the estate was classified as a First Growth and recognized for its continued excellence. Today, as the oldest and largest Barsac estate, Chateau Coutet stays true to its tradition of distinction and quality. The finest Barsac-Sauternes is produced annually under the direction and management of the Baly family as well as the technical and commercial collaboration of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. company.