Located in Barsac, the Chateau Coutet vineyard stretches over 40 hectares and is composed of approximately 38 year old vines. This 2007 is a blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle.
The wine reveals a nice golden colour with yellow highlights and a very fine nose that combines alcohol candied orange zests, gingerbread and beeswax notes that create a very complex aromatic palette. The 2007 Chateau Coutet attack is very fleshy, round with well-marked honey, vanilla, dried apricot aromas followed by some fine and elegant spicy notes.
Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Coutet 2007 has a very intense bouquet with lemon curd and orange blossom mixed with clear honey. There is impressive precision here, almost crystalline. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine viscous entry, great weight and intensity with racy acidity. There is also much tension cutting through the layers of viscous fruit on the sorbet-like finish. This is a typical Coutet through and through and it should age effortlessly over 20-30 years. Tasted January 2011.