2013 Coutet Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • WS 96
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2013 Coutet Sauternes Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2014
(WE94-96 points) Complex and ripe, this has an opulent, full character that is balanced by fresh acidity. It’s a very fine wine, on the tight edge between crispness and richness.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2016
Unctuous and ripe, with mouthfilling almond cream, ginger, heather honey and apricot flavors, this will need time to unwind fully, but when it does, expect more pineapple, maple and singed orange notes, as this has some... Unctuous and ripe, with mouthfilling almond cream, ginger, heather honey and apricot flavors, this will need time to unwind fully, but when it does, expect more pineapple, maple and singed orange notes, as this has some depth and power in reserve, with more than enough cut for balance. A beauty in the making. Best from 2018 through 2038. - J.M.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2016
Wow. This is superb with great botrytis character from white pepper to dried mushrooms. Dried fruits such as apple and lemons. Full body, very sweet yet tight and racy. Needs three or four years to open.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
(WA93-95 points) The 2013 Coutet has one of the most complex aromatics you will find this year - a smorgasbord of citrus fruit, lime zest, orange blossom and white peach that is beautifully interwoven with compelling... (WA93-95 points) The 2013 Coutet has one of the most complex aromatics you will find this year - a smorgasbord of citrus fruit, lime zest, orange blossom and white peach that is beautifully interwoven with compelling mineralite. The palate is extremely well-balanced, very intense and linear right from the start, with wonderful tension toward the finish that exhibits just a hint of spice. In other words, this is everything you expect from a great Coutet. - NEAL MARTIN (WA95-93)
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2014
(IWC91-94 points) Pale gold. Lively, pure fruit cocktail aromas complicated by honey and spice. Dense, pure and very intense, with electric acidity giving terrific lift to the botrytis-rich flavors of banana flambé... (IWC91-94 points) Pale gold. Lively, pure fruit cocktail aromas complicated by honey and spice. Dense, pure and very intense, with electric acidity giving terrific lift to the botrytis-rich flavors of banana flambé, ginger and ripe mango. The finish is remarkably clean and long, with chewy tannins. A very impressive Coutet, though it strikes me, in perfect 2013 style, as much less massive and rich than usual. - Ian D'Agata