White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Coutet

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Barsac
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • americanstorm Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 1, 2017 - Nice wine and well liked by everyone but seemed a little simple to me. Also fairly short finish. Good for the price but I expected a little more out of this.

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

    January 26, 2017 - I have had this wine so many times in the past several years. It hasn't changed. So textbook, middle of the road, definition of a semillon focused sauternes. Medium body, acidity, sugar, everything. So drinkable and an amazing qpr, just not the most complex at this stage. It may improve in 5 or 10 years but it might just be the same wine for a long time.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • andreawine Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 3, 2017 - A stellar Sauternes with the most textbook honey-mushroom botrytis nose and opulent apricot paste and marmalade flavors in perfect integration right now and with years to go.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • NoTrollingerPlease wrote: (91 points)

    September 1, 2016 - Glass: Riedel Vinum Riesling
    Medium golden color. Intense, developing nose with lots of ripe and dried fruit and some starting notes of nail polisher.
    Sweet, with good acidity, full bodied, medium complexity and medium+ finish. Will continue to develop for decades. Will it improve? Maybe. Lovely to drink now, but absolutely no need to hurry.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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
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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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

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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.

Vinous

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

    (Chateau Coutet Barsac) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    December 2007 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2017 (link) 91 points

    (Château Coutet) Light medium golden color; botrytis, powdered sugar, apple pie filling, creme brulee nose; tasty, silky textured, creme brulee, powdered sugar palate with balancing acidity; long finish (75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle) 91+ points

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.

RJonWine.com

  • 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 000003562109, 071570020446, 1000000000350

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 134 (5%)
  • In Cellars 2,061 (76%)
  • Consumed 507 (19%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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