Coutet 2013

Sauternes/Barsac, First Growth Sauternes

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Tasting Notes

Powerful, with intense apricot, tangerine and pineapple notes forming the core, all wrapped with toasted almond, shortbread and sweetened butter notes. Has loads in reserve, with serious cut still to fully show itself.

Score: 94 - 97

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 01 April 2014

Extremely sleek and balanced with dried-apple, pear, honey and caramel character. Full body with integrated fruit, acid and sweetness. Lively and balanced.

Score: 90 - 91

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 01 April 2014

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.

Score: 93 - 95

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com 01 April 2014

Citrus peel, ginger and sweet spice, and a mid palate with great power. Just enough acidity. Lovely waxy feel, and an attractive mushroom note. (16.5)

Score: 16 - 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2015-2024 01 April 2014

Intense barley sugar nose with slightly burnt sugar character. Plenty of richness in the middle but nicely balanced with a mouthwatering finish.

Score: 93 - 95

Albany Vintners, - 01 April 2014

Sweet and luscious with wonderful floral notes and intense flavours that range from dried tropical fruits to sweet spices. Fairly long finish.

Score: 91

Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2020-2028 01 April 2014