Region: Barsac, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Coutet 2017 (37.5cl)
75% Sémillon, 23%, Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle
Château Coutet, a Classified First Growth, is a flagship of the Barsac appellation. After a few years in the bottle, it develops spice and tropical and candied fruit notes, in delicate harmony.
The nose offers great complexity with notes of citrus (lime, lemon), ginger, and apricot, but also white flowers.
On the palate, the attack is of a beautiful liveliness with a remarkable aromatic freshness. The crisp and generous character is highlighted by citrus and orange essence. The mid-palate is full, and keeps a nice full-bodied texture. The wine offers a nice balance with the minerality that comes through and its freshness lengthens the wine for a long finish.