Chateau Coutet Sauternes-Barsac 2016 375ml

Chateau Coutet Sauternes-Barsac 2016 375ml

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in 1643 Charles le Guerin, Lord of Coutet, purchased the estate. Prior to his purchase, the estate was used as a fortress. It passed to his heirs continually until 1788. Coutet passed into the hands of Gabriel Barthelemy Romain de Filhot. He lost his head during the French Revolution and the estate was inherited by Marquis Roamin Bertrans de Lur Saluces. It remained in the family until 1923 when Henry Louis Guy purchased the property. In 1977 the Baly family purchased the property and are the current owners.

Chateau Coutet is the largest estate in the Barsac region at 38 hectares planted with grapes, The Lur Saluces influence is apparent with planting of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle
Wine Spectator: 93
Unctuous in feel, with marzipan, candied orange peel and praline notes leading the way for a juicy display of mango, peach and papaya flavors. The rich finish has a nice toasty hint. Best from 2023 through 2038. 5,333 cases made.
Wine Advocate: 95
With coaxing, the pale lemon colored 2016 Coutet slowly unfurls to give a myriad of preserved lemons, pineapple pastry, almond croissant, fresh ginger and lime blossoms scents with nuances of chalk dust, white pepper, star anise and cedar. Rich, seductive and yet exquisitely balanced, the satiny-textured palate has layer upon layer of citrus and savory notions, finishing very long and spicy.
Decanter: 96
Oh that's lovely. Ginger and sumac spice, and a gorgeous richness with the perfect balance of minerality. Rich but pure botrytis character and gently curling smoky notes leap out of the glass. Amazing persistency, easily one of the best wines in the tasting. This is excellent; succulent and mouthwatering. Drinking Window 2022 – 2050.
Wine Enthusiast: 95
Barrel Sample. This wine is dense, mingling spicy nutmeg along with superb ripe honey and marmalade flavors. With its balanced acidity and opulence, it is going to be a great wine.
Vinous: 89
The 2016 Coutet is bold, immediate and delicious. Ripe pear, tangerine, spice, mint and dried flowers build into the soft, caressing finish. This is an especially discreet, understated style with less overt sweetness than is found in many other wines.
James Suckling: 95
The vibrant, tropical fruit-coulis character draws you into this concentrated and elegant Barsac. Then the crisp acidity and a wave of lemon and mineral character comes through, driving the finish out in the direction of the horizon. Drink or hold.