White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Coutet

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Barsac
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Community Tasting Notes 89

  • AV2012 wrote: (90 points)

    May 24, 2016 - Paris Judgement 40th Anniversary: Butter cookies! If you like them, you will also like this wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • gout wrote: (89 points)

    January 6, 2016 - Very barley sugar at the moment, needs more time to gain complexity.
    Good potential for ageing as always with Coutet.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • aagrawal wrote: (90 points)

    November 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Dinner (Fremont, CA): Light golden color; highly aromatic with tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot, botrytis spice; palate is medium bodied, rich but still elegant with lightness on the palate, fresh moderate acidity, fades just a tad through the midpalate, citrus, slight tartness; finish is medium length. Excellent balance, certain parts (aromatic nose, balance on the palate especially combination of richness and elegance) show the character of Coutet, but held back a bit by the lack of persistence through the midpalate and could use more complexity and density. Excellent, fabulous food wine as Coutet is, enjoyable now but many decades of improvement ahead, but I think in the end may fall a half-step short of the top 2005s like Rieussec. 3-5 years before my next bottle. 90-91++
    5 hours decanting: midpalate is fleshed out, nose a little less intense. I think this will improve for years.
    Day 3: Aroma is slightly more moderated than when first opened (it is also a bit more chilled now); palate is very similar to before with good balance, good initial flavor, slight midpalate dropout, decent medium finish. Enjoyable, good value. 90

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Pinotphile123 wrote: (93 points)

    October 8, 2015 - Hints of tropical fruits, nice nuttiness, good length. Getting better.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • snarfglk wrote:

    August 29, 2015 - to Cynthia Gibson

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, Sauternes’ Summers of Love- Great Vintages in 2007, 2005 and 2001 Amongst an Embarrassment of Riches in the Last Few Decades

    (Château Coutet (Barsac)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2009 (link)

    (Ch Coutet Sauternes White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

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    December 2007 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/20/2006 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Coutet Barsac) From a half bottle. The first of a large consignment recently added to the cellar; I will be drinking this for years! Mid-gold hue on inspection. The nose has elements of marmalade, bitter oranges, apricot and certainly the richness of botrytis. Fabulously rich, honeyed, impressive, full and broad and densely sweet and compact. Still quite primary but with deep fruit complexity, with notes of almonds. This will drink well for a very long time, but I think I will leave it for a few years before I open another. Very long.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Château Coutet) Big, gorgeous, honeyed apricot nose; very tasty, honeyed apricot, sweet; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château Coutet
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Barsac
  • UPC Codes 071570020446, 1000000000350

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 142 (6%)
  • In Cellars 1,905 (77%)
  • Consumed 419 (17%)

Food Pairing

apple pie, blue cheese, chocolates, foie gras, fruit tarts, pumpkin pie, roasted white meats, white chocolate

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