Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend

9.3561 ratings
9.4154 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Had this at tasting and bought a few bottles! Will contine to age in the bottle. Nice!

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Had this at tasting and bought a few bottles! Will contine to age in the bottle. Nice!

Apr 3rd, 2021
Jae Cho

Nicely aged butterscotch finish. @Diana Cho how sweet it is at 10yrs.

Nicely aged butterscotch finish. @Diana Cho how sweet it is at 10yrs.

Nov 29th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

I am amazed that sitting with this wine this weekend actually showed better than from a 1.5L several years ago. Glorious in all of its unctuous splendor, the 2003 Chateau Coutet is one of the great wines made this vintage. The balance mid-palate is incredible, as is the unctuous texture. Rich vanilla creme brulee, butterscotch and roasted pineapple tones combine with minerals, and sour mango on the palate. With serious weight and verve, this is really singing now at the seventeen year mark and will continue to provide drinking enjoyment at least for another decade. Drink 2020-2032- 96

I am amazed that sitting with this wine this weekend actually showed better than from a 1.5L several years ago. Glorious in all of its unctuous splendor, the 2003 Chateau Coutet is one of the great wines made this vintage. The balance mid-palate is incredible, as is the unctuous texture. Rich vanilla creme brulee, butterscotch and roasted pineapple tones combine with minerals, and sour mango on the palate. With serious weight and verve, this is really singing now at the seventeen year mark and will continue to provide drinking enjoyment at least for another decade. Drink 2020-2032- 96

Oct 27th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Had this at tasting and bought a few bottles! Will contine to age in the bottle. Nice!

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Had this at tasting and bought a few bottles! Will contine to age in the bottle. Nice!

Aug 10th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2017 Chateau Coutet is a beautiful wine that is needing a bit more time in the bottle to gain complexity. Aromatically intense, the wine shows good range from honey and nutmeg infused creme brûlée tones that combine with lighter wet stone and brandy soaked pear aromas that take shape in the glass. Flavors of vanilla cream and butterscotch with apricot jelly accents highlight this gorgeous wine. The palate has great tension and verve, revealing a silky mouthfeel. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the tongue. Give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar prior to enjoying. Drink 2022-2040- 94

The 2017 Chateau Coutet is a beautiful wine that is needing a bit more time in the bottle to gain complexity. Aromatically intense, the wine shows good range from honey and nutmeg infused creme brûlée tones that combine with lighter wet stone and brandy soaked pear aromas that take shape in the glass. Flavors of vanilla cream and butterscotch with apricot jelly accents highlight this gorgeous wine. The palate has great tension and verve, revealing a silky mouthfeel. The exceedingly long finish lingers long on the tongue. Give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar prior to enjoying. Drink 2022-2040- 94

Jan 24th, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Medium gold; pronounced intensity aromas of musky peach, dried apricot, baked yellow apple, marmalade, tinned peach, honey, honeysuckle, ginger, saffron; sweet, medium acid, medium alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, excellent complexity and concentration, outstanding

Medium gold; pronounced intensity aromas of musky peach, dried apricot, baked yellow apple, marmalade, tinned peach, honey, honeysuckle, ginger, saffron; sweet, medium acid, medium alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, excellent complexity and concentration, outstanding

Jan 20th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Lunch on Saturday with friends at home. No detailed notes but there was Apricot in amongst the candied fruits. Barb said it was not as sweet as she was expecting. Drinking at its peak - no further cellaring required. Went well with fresh strawberries and ice cream.

Lunch on Saturday with friends at home. No detailed notes but there was Apricot in amongst the candied fruits. Barb said it was not as sweet as she was expecting. Drinking at its peak - no further cellaring required. Went well with fresh strawberries and ice cream.

Nov 17th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Was lucky enough to get a taste of this beauty. Will contine to age in the bottle. Tasting Sample.

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Was lucky enough to get a taste of this beauty. Will contine to age in the bottle. Tasting Sample.

Nov 16th, 2019
Shengli Hu

75/23/2 Semillon/Sauv Blanc/Muscadelle. High intensity, long finish. Stewed apricot, honey, dried mango, FRESH mango, pineapple, clove. Young Botrytis. Elevated acid, medium dry/sweet? Gold in color. “Closed and tight”

75/23/2 Semillon/Sauv Blanc/Muscadelle. High intensity, long finish. Stewed apricot, honey, dried mango, FRESH mango, pineapple, clove. Young Botrytis. Elevated acid, medium dry/sweet? Gold in color. “Closed and tight”

Nov 8th, 2019
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9.5

The 2015 Coutet is a little reduced on the nose and lacks the flair of some of its peers. Pinched at
the moment - maybe going through a sulky phase?The palate is well balanced and very harmonious, viscous in texture with perfectly matched acidity and fine delineation and precision toward the finish. Once the bouquet awakens this should be a seriously fine Barsac/Sauternes. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

The 2015 Coutet is a little reduced on the nose and lacks the flair of some of its peers. Pinched at
the moment - maybe going through a sulky phase?The palate is well balanced and very harmonious, viscous in texture with perfectly matched acidity and fine delineation and precision toward the finish. Once the bouquet awakens this should be a seriously fine Barsac/Sauternes. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

Jul 10th, 2019