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Chateau Coutet (375ml) 2006

$69.00 per bottle

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Wine Spectator ~ 94 Points

"Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose, with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied, superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine."

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2006 VINTAGE

94 Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose, with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied, superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine.
92 Light to medium gold with a greenish hue, this wine exhibits wonderfully pure notes of wood spice such as vanillin, honeyed citrus, a hint of under-ripe peach, and touches of creme brulee and marmalade. With great acidity and finesse, this is a medium-bodied, impressively endowed, but generally very racy, restrained style of wine that should age beautifully for 25 or more years. It is not the sweetest, and by no means the biggest wine of 2006, but it has nobility tattooed all over it.
17 Very neutral nose – sweet and heavy and perhaps just embryonic. Tingly sweet richness but a bit wild and unreconstructed. Very round texture and pretty impressive concentration. No shortage of sweetness. Acidity not in excess. Powerful and certainly a bit of wild beast. Long and powerful. Arguably one of the longest lived here.
95

It is the poise, the elegance of Coutet that shows so well in this delicious wine. It is ripe, with layers of apricot and peach, lifted with spice and an over-arching sweet acidity that gives the wine a wonderful, heart-stopping lift.

 

Name Château Coutet
Vintage 2006
Type Liquoreux / Sweet White 
Appellation Barsac
Classification 1er Grand Cru Classé / 1st Growth superior 
Grape Varieties 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon blanc and 2% Muscadelle 
Format 375ml
Alcohol 14.0%
Vineyard 38,5 Hectares 
Average Age of Vines 38 years 
Production 4,165 Cases
Soil Clay with limestone 
Winemaking Harvest manual - successive passes
Ageing 18 months in new french oak barrels
Serving Suggestions Best now through to 2040
Food Pairing Goat cheese, warm dates and bleu cheese, schrimp beignet with chilli sauce, smoked salmon  
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