2009 Chateau Coutet Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • WE 94
  • VN 92

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Reg: $64.94

$54.94

This product is
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Coutet leaps from the glass with warm apple pie, dried mango, fresh straw, lemongrass, ginger and crème caramel notes. The rich, concentrated, unctuous flavors are lifted by amazing... Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Coutet leaps from the glass with warm apple pie, dried mango, fresh straw, lemongrass, ginger and crème caramel notes. The rich, concentrated, unctuous flavors are lifted by amazing freshness, finishing epically long, layered and with a tantalizing nuttiness. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, July 2013
A triumph for the vintage with spices, dried mushroom, dried pineapple, peaches, and honey. Full and sweet with bright acidity and a long, intense finish. Powerful wine. This could be the best Coutet ever. Better in 2015.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2012
Very lightly toasty this is more floral for now with lively honeysuckle and pineapple notes up front giving way to richer hints of warm brioche fig glazed pear and lemon shortbread that should emerge more with time. The... Very lightly toasty this is more floral for now with lively honeysuckle and pineapple notes up front giving way to richer hints of warm brioche fig glazed pear and lemon shortbread that should emerge more with time. The long lacy finish has the poise and balance for long-term cellaring. Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Best from 2014 through 2034. 5000 cases made.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
Dense and rich, this wine has concentrated flavors of botrytis and floral honey. The wine gives the impression of sweetness, with balancing acidity and a core of dryness. Weighty and dense, it's likely to age.
VN 92
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Coutet feels a little simple on the nose compared to its peers, plenty of tropical fruit here such as mango and passion fruit but I would like more terroir expression. The palate is well balanced with an unctuous... The 2009 Coutet feels a little simple on the nose compared to its peers, plenty of tropical fruit here such as mango and passion fruit but I would like more terroir expression. The palate is well balanced with an unctuous texture with fine acidity. This is not dissimilar to the 2009 Doisy-Daëne whereby there is much more quality in the mouth than on the nose, finishing with a detailed, stem ginger and pineapple tinged finish that is very appealing. I suspect this will improve in bottle. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. -- Neal Martin
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, January 2012
75% semillon 23% sauvignon blanc 2% muscadelle. Deep golden color there are plenty of rich and creamy textures to be found here. Viscous and aromatic complex flavors of ripe honey citrus almond and caramel clusters are... 75% semillon 23% sauvignon blanc 2% muscadelle. Deep golden color there are plenty of rich and creamy textures to be found here. Viscous and aromatic complex flavors of ripe honey citrus almond and caramel clusters are layered and linger forever.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac
Vintage 2009
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

Chateau 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.