The wines at Chateau Coutet are fermented in oak barrels (of which about 1/3 are new each year). After fermentation, which ends within six weeks, the wines age in oak barrels for about 18 months. A classic match is to serve Chateau Coutet with Fois Gras. Other pairings would be to serve as a dessert along with dishes that feature apricots, pears or peaches.
International Wine CellarRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 127, July/August 2006. ($37-$60) Bright yellow-gold. Sexy aromas of orange liqueur and spices. Sweet, round and pure, with a lush texture verging on unctuous. And yet this is wonderfully aromatic and light on its feet. Very ripe and very complex in the mouth, with harmonious acids framing the flavors of orange oil, peach and spicy oak. Finishes very long, ripe and seamless, with lingering notes of oaky vanilla and spice. This has been a knockout since the outset.
Wine SpectatorThis is a futures order! It will arrive in the Spring/Summer of 2006! You must purchase only case quantites! Bottle orders will not be accepted! . . . "White peaches and mace with plenty of botrytis. Full-bodied, very sweet but extremely delicate. Long and exciting. Continues on the palate for minutes, with a peach tart, honey and sliced peach character. Very fresh." - The Wine Spectator "It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as ...