Chateau Coutet name refers to distinctive lively, fresh, tense and very unique style of the wines produced in the Barsac appellation -Coutet means "knife" in the Gascon dialect. The 2009 vintage is 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, and 2% Muscadelle produced from exceptional terroir.
The wine displays a solid golden hue. The first nose exudes impressive rich aromas which combine beautifully botrytized notes (citrus, candied exotic fruits, honey) with more delicate, lightly spices hints: subtle and elegant. This complex offering pairs pleasant volume with appealing roundness. The palate offers candied fruits, brandied prunes, Mirabelle plum liquor as well as classic notes from maturation: blended vanilla, caramel, toffee, or even sweet spices and white pepper. The finish is expressive, powerful, warm, and carries beautiful length.
Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Coutet leaps from the glass with warm apple pie, dried mango, fresh straw, lemongrass, ginger and crème caramel notes. The rich, concentrated, unctuous flavors are lifted by amazing freshness, finishing epically long, layered and with a tantalizing nuttiness.