2003 Château Coutet Sauternes-Barsac, Premier Cru Classé

“Powerful” was the description I was given, and it’s true. Tangerine nose, with a bit of apricot, too. Thick, honeyed mouthfeel. More apricot and tangerine peel in the finish. Perfect botrytis occurred this vintage. Great with lobster + butter.

WHO: Château Coutet
WHAT: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc
WHERE: Sauternes-Barsac, Appellation Barsac Controlée
WHEN: 2003
HOW MUCH: $35; trade sample

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