2006 Coutet Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 91

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
It is the poise the elegance of Coutet that shows so well in this delicious wine. It is ripe with layers of apricot and peach lifted with spice and an over-arching sweet acidity that gives the wine a wonderful... It is the poise the elegance of Coutet that shows so well in this delicious wine. It is ripe with layers of apricot and peach lifted with spice and an over-arching sweet acidity that gives the wine a wonderful heart-stopping lift.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine. Best after 2014. -JS
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 Coutet has plenty of quince and marmalade scents on the nose, a subtle nuttiness underneath, perhaps a touch of passion fruit. The palate is... Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 Coutet has plenty of quince and marmalade scents on the nose, a subtle nuttiness underneath, perhaps a touch of passion fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with harmonious citrus-fresh peach and quince notes. This is very harmonious and focused, driven by a killer line of acidity, and the finish exudes tension and precision. This is a great Barsac from the Coutet team and it will deliver pleasure for many years yet. Tasted April 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Pale-medium gold. Racy aromas of pineapple fresh peach rose water parsley and marzipan with enticing floral lift; lovely fresh botrytis character here. Suave and fine-grained; wonderfully light on its feet for such a... Pale-medium gold. Racy aromas of pineapple fresh peach rose water parsley and marzipan with enticing floral lift; lovely fresh botrytis character here. Suave and fine-grained; wonderfully light on its feet for such a smooth even opulent wine. A subtle restrained example with nicely integrated acidity and very good finishing grip. Very Barsac in style: approachable young like almost all of these 2006s but with the balance to gain with bottle aging.
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, April 2007
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Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac
Vintage 2006
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.