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2005 Chateau Coutet Sauternes (Barsac) (half bottle)

Winery: Chateau Coutet
Style: Sweet Wine
Varietal: Semillon
Region: Bordeaux
Size: 375 ml
Price: $31.98 Add to Cart

SKU# B05-119

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Chateau Coutet Sauternes (Barsac)

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: 92 points

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It is not unusual for late harvest wines to have a bit of a sharp, kerosene edge to their lush personalities, although that characteristic is more often associated with the sweet wines of Germany than it is with those of Sauternes. Yet there, in the midst of the orange rind, dried peach, juicy pineapple, straw and nuts aromas, sits a somewhat controversial edginess. Some may object and knock the wine down a few points from here, but we see no problem with what is essentially a complexing and balancing agent rather than an inherent flaw. This is one to enjoy sooner than some of its mates, and enjoy it you will.
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Bright golden yellow. Cool, pungent nose offers hints of orange, marzipan, sexy brown spices, parsley, grass and eucalpytus. Sweet, thick and powerful but with its fat fruit flavors cut by strong acidity. At once densely packed and vibrant, finishing with superb lingering sweetness and a mineral element. This needs patience and should evolve slowly.

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4.5 of 5 Stars Average rating: 4.50(2 ratings)