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Chateau Coutet, Premier Cru Classe, 2016

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Chateau Coutet, Premier Cru Classe, 2016

6 in stock

$117.00

6 in stock

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Barsac
Wine Style: White - Light & Fruity
Grape Varietal: 100% Semillon

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93
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95
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Description/ Tasting Notes

Beautiful colour with golden and green glints. citrus aromas such as orange and grapefruit dominates while notes of  pineapple, peach, vanilla and hint of toasted brioche shows. Powerful attack, generous and offers good unctuousness. Beautiful freshness appears mid-palate, accompanied by a suave and dense character, making a remarkably balanced wine.

Winery Info/ Brand



The Château Coutet vines' deep roots extract elements from its terroir to give the grapes freshness, richness and strength. For this reason the estate carries the name "Coutet,” derived from the Gascon's word for knife, to signify the fresh, lively and crisp palate that is the wine's signature style. In its youth, the wines display generous notes of white flowers, citrus fruits, honey and vanilla. Ginger and pineapple are very typical aromas in a young Château Coutet. 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 Château Coutet a delicate and unique bouquet that is unsurpassed.

Region Info/ Origin



Barsac is one of the communes of the Sauternes appellation. With marginally flatter land and soils of red sand and light gravels, it adjoins the northern boundary of the commune of Sauternes. There are just over 800 hectares under vine, producing nearly two million bottles in an average year. Stylistically the wines are arguably a little lighter in style than those of Sauternes.
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