2010 Coutet Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • WA 95

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$59.94

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Reg: $65.94

$59.94

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Really ripe and fleshy offering delicious glazed peach apricot and honey notes with lots of orange blossom and fig and a very rich finish. Starting to take shape now too. Impressive. -J.M.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The Chateau Coutet 2010 was a beauty from barrel with its payload of 154gms of residual sugar and sure enough, after a year in bottle it is one of the most compelling sweet wines in the vintage. It shows immense clarity... The Chateau Coutet 2010 was a beauty from barrel with its payload of 154gms of residual sugar and sure enough, after a year in bottle it is one of the most compelling sweet wines in the vintage. It shows immense clarity on the nose, with the oak still a little prominent at the moment, but it will integrate with bottle age. The palate is well-balanced with a fine line of acidity. There is an engaging sense of tension here, real drive and mineralite towards the finish, like a cousin of Doisy-Daene but with a little more bravura. There is a sense of purpose about this 2010 Sauternes, with a persistent finish that keeps you coming back for more. Bravo! Drink now-2030+. - NEAL MARTIN
JJB 97
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2011
75% semillon 23% sauvignon blanc 2% muscadelle.100% new oak. Planted to clay on limestone subsoil. A deep tightly packed nose boasts loads of exotic fruit coconut and spicy botrytis backed with candied lemon peel. The... 75% semillon 23% sauvignon blanc 2% muscadelle.100% new oak. Planted to clay on limestone subsoil. A deep tightly packed nose boasts loads of exotic fruit coconut and spicy botrytis backed with candied lemon peel. The entry is very creamy and juicy underscored by bright citrus tones toasted almond orange marmalade and yellow stone fruit. Acids lift the entire wine keeping it elegant and fresh and carrying through a long delectable finish. This will age effortlessly. Enjoy through 2040.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac
Vintage 2010

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.