This is the second time in several years that I have enjoyed this wine. The bottle that I enjoyed at Château Coutet with their winemaker showed quite a bit better than the first bottle that I purchased at auction. The ’89 Coutet nose is quite evolved with a bit of oxidation. Honey and ripe pineapple with apricot aromas come together with nutmeg accents. The palate shows really good richness and intensity which makes it difficult to believe this wine is thirty years old, Apricot marmalade, ripe pineapple, creme brûlée and butterscotch flavors come together in the glass with wild mushroom undertones. Showing serious range and intensity, this gorgeous wine has a minute long finish that completes the package. Drink 2019-2035- 96 — 17 hours ago
I am blessed - this is a birth year wine for me - thank you so much @Bill Bender @David L - first time ever - the wine was stunning - partially because it truly was and partially because this was a gift of a birth year wine
The wine was so fresh and got even better after 45 minutes- this was brilliant- God only knows I was shocked to see some great friends for a early surprise birthday party but then to get to enjoy this was mind blowing
The wine for me was prefect - color was darker than you would expect - the smell was still intoxicating after being in the bottle that long - no signs of oxygenation - the presentation of the bottle was incredible- the taste aye the taste was absolutely so damn good - no signs of taste falling off at all
Thank you so much gents — 4 days ago
Didn’t think I would like it, but was perfect both alone and then with a Brunkow’s baked cheese appetizer thanks @laithwaites wine — 8 days ago
Nose has ridiculous over-ripe apricot, almond oil, marzipan, meringue cookie and cold butter.
Palate has warmed apricot pie with extra flakey, buttery crust, sweet sand, white flower honey and green mango.
Just delicious, would pair well with an English, firm 🐄 cheese.
Great finish for Father's Day (2019). — 10 days ago
Delicious dessert wine, I love this chateau and the 2006 vintage is lovely and demonstrates the elegance of Sauternes, deep gold color, enchanting nose of: key lime ,marmalade mandarin , orange peal, minerals, dried apricot, honey, canned peach, honeydew melon, citrus blossom, and honeysuckle, full body, creamy texture and lovely sweetness balanced by pleasant acidity and delightful sweet nectar finish. My score 91, drink in small format to 2023 , normal format to 2030 — 18 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a complex red Bordeaux from Pauliac.
Great, seductive, earthy nose and palate with black and blue fruits, wood, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black tea and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This 5th growth still needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time, as it is not peaking yet, but already gorgeous.
Needs 4 hours in a decanter to open up properly and show complexity. Tasty, interesting and approachable.
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, dried fruits and cheeses.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$100. — 6 days ago