2011 Coutet Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 98
  • IWC 96
  • WE 96
  • JS 93
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2011 Coutet Sauternes Blend

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This is really packed with heather golden raisin dried pineapple fresh white peach quince and honey notes all woven beautifully together. The long pure singing finish has loads in reserve.-J.M.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Pale yellow-gold. Pure high-toned aromas of apricot honey marzipan and sweet spices. A firm core of acidity and strong spice character give verve and definition to the very sweet apricot peach nectar and marzipan... Pale yellow-gold. Pure high-toned aromas of apricot honey marzipan and sweet spices. A firm core of acidity and strong spice character give verve and definition to the very sweet apricot peach nectar and marzipan flavors. This very racy and delineated wine boasts exellent intensity to its juicy flavors and finishes very long rich and spicy with smooth if assertive tannins. Very Barsac in style.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
Well balanced, this gorgeous ripe wine is packed full of fresh yellow fruits, ripe oranges and lemon. The fruit counterpoints the generous, dense structure, offering the dry core of botrytis. Acidity gives a line of... Well balanced, this gorgeous ripe wine is packed full of fresh yellow fruits, ripe oranges and lemon. The fruit counterpoints the generous, dense structure, offering the dry core of botrytis. Acidity gives a line of freshness at the end. Drink from 2020.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This sweet white is quite oily, with dried-pineapple and mango character. It’s full-bodied, very sweet and juicy on finish. Thick and rich. Drink now or hold.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The 2011 Château Coutet has a distinctive but attractive bouquet: clear honey, rosewater, peach and just a touch of barley sugar that pins it down to Barsac. The... Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The 2011 Château Coutet has a distinctive but attractive bouquet: clear honey, rosewater, peach and just a touch of barley sugar that pins it down to Barsac. The palate is medium-bodied and viscous in texture. There is more harmony here than the nose, nicely understated with quince and barley sugar, dovetailing into an elegant finish. I would prefer just a touch more weight and persistence but otherwise this is a fine Sauternes even if it does not quite meet my expectations from barrel, primarily since it is just missing Coutet's usual razor-sharp acidity that imparts such electricity into its finest vintages. Nevertheless, this will provide much pleasure over the next two or three decades. - Neal Martin
JJB 97
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
90% Semillon 8% sauvignon blanc and 2% muscadelle. Planted on silica-rich gravel and mixed clay and gravel soil resting on the signature limestone bedrock. Barrel fermented then aged in 100% new oak. This shows stunning... 90% Semillon 8% sauvignon blanc and 2% muscadelle. Planted on silica-rich gravel and mixed clay and gravel soil resting on the signature limestone bedrock. Barrel fermented then aged in 100% new oak. This shows stunning freshness and focus from start to finish. Packed with crushed rocks and a chalky minerality supporting wonderfully fresh and ripe fruit. Well evolved and focused with white and yellow stone fruit orange rind coconut and tropical fruit notes. A complex fruit driven yet wonderfully spicy wine. Enjoy over the next 10-25 years.