White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Coutet

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Sauternais
  • > Barsac
Drink between 2013 - 2027
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • DBrinkmann wrote: (92 points)

    November 29, 2014 - Straight after opening heavy notes of liquid adhesives. Quite disappointing. After 2 weeks (!!!) open in the fridge it opens up. Beautiful Sauternes nose, quite pleaseant and long.

    Give it either lots of air or some more years before opening.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • La Grappe Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 28, 2014 - Still youthful but quite approachable, with honey and butterscotch notes and rich sweetness.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Camben Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 16, 2014 - Drinking a bit hot. In a good way. Creamy pineapple, cinnamon, ginger, honey, orange

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (91 points)

    September 27, 2014 - Women in Wine - Mike G and Nola visit Cleveland; 9/27/2014-9/29/2014 (A Restaurant on Lee Road): A very nice Sauterne but not in the top echelon. Nice honeyed nose. Slightly sweet. Not cloying, but lacks the verve to be truly special. That said, it is a great wine that has enough going on to cut thru the haze and make me take notice.

  • David_T wrote: (92 points)

    September 26, 2014 - Honey and stone fruit notes. Rich without being too sweet, not overly complex but what's there is pure and delicious.

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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

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2008, 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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Winedoctor

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 142 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1630 (79%)
  • Consumed 288 (14%)

Food Pairing

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

Who Likes This Wine

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