A Historic Journey of Excellence in Sauternes Wines
The wine has a lovely, golden colour and a fine, fruity nose which opens with great elegance on lemon, vanilla and ripe white peach. Refined and well-concentrated on the palate, it is supported by honeyed tropical fruit flavours over dense, elegantly integrated oak. The clean, luscious finish combines mango and bitter orange with powerful notes of dried and preserved fruit and spice.
- 19/20 La Revue du Vin de France
- 18/20 points Jancis Robinson
- Blend of 75% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with foie gras, blue cheese, or a classic tarte Tatin for dessert. Additionally, you can pair it with dishes that have a touch of sweetness, such as glazed duck or pork with a fruit compote.
Cellaring: Now to 2030
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Château Coutet's story is steeped in history, originating as a 13th-century fortress with its distinctive crenellated square tower still intact. Its viticultural journey began in 1643 under Charles Le Guérin, Seigneur de Coutet, making it one of Sauternes' earliest vineyards. Thomas Jefferson, an avid lover of French wines, lauded Château Coutet as the pinnacle of Sauternes. Passing through notable owners like Marquis Romain-Bertrand de Lur-Saluces, it solidified its reputation in sweet white wine production. Recognized as a Premier Grand Cru in the 1855 classification, it flourished under the Guy family's stewardship, bringing innovation and excellence. Today, Château Coutet stands as a testament to centuries of dedication, achieving accolades such as its 2014 vintage ranking third in Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines globally. Grand Cru in the 1855 classification, it thrived under the stewardship of the Guy family, who brought innovation and excellence. Today, Château Coutet stands as a testament to centuries of dedication, earning accolades like its 2014 vintage being ranked third in Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines worldwide.