1997 Château Coutet Sauternes-Barsac, Premier Cru Classé

Light aromas with Coutet’s typical pineapple predominating, then opening in this big, mature wine. Balance overlays sweetness. It holds its own with cake and enhances blue cheese.

WHO: Château Coutet
WHAT: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc
WHERE: Sauternes-Barsac, Appellation Barsac Controlée
WHEN: 1997
HOW MUCH: $70; trade sample

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