2009 Coutet Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML

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  • WS 95

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The Coutet 2009 is a sensational effort from Philippe Baly and his team. It has a fragrant nose of honey vervain tea pineapple frangipane and apple-blossom well defined if needing a little more vigour at the moment. The... The Coutet 2009 is a sensational effort from Philippe Baly and his team. It has a fragrant nose of honey vervain tea pineapple frangipane and apple-blossom well defined if needing a little more vigour at the moment. The palate is vibrant on the entry informed by touches of apricot and orange peel very focused and tensile towards the long sensuous viscous finish. It has the same minerality exuded by Doisy-Daene and reminds me of a stellar '62 tasted just a few weeks previously. A magnificent Coutet. -Neal Martin
WS 95
Wine Spectator - 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.
JJB 95
Roland Hankerson - 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

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.