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Chateau Coutet Barsac 2013

Chateau Coutet Barsac 2013 France  Bordeaux  Graves  Sauternes  Barsac White Wine  White Blend  Dessert / Fortified  Bordeaux  Sauternes
Product ID: 23050
Region: France, Bordeaux, Graves, Sauternes, Barsac
Varietal: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Type: White Wine, White Blend, Dessert / Fortified, Bordeaux, Sauternes
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.5

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"Château Coutet's vines' deep roots extract elements from its terroir to give the grapes freshness, richness and strength. For this reason the estate carries the name 'Coutet,' derived from the Gascon word for knife, to signify the fresh, lively, and crisp palate that is the wine's signature style. In its youth, the wines display generous notes of white flowers, citrus fruits, honey, and vanilla. Ginger and pineapple are very typical aromas in a young Château Coutet. Time brings out deeper, warmer notes in which spices combine with exotic nectars and candied fruits, such as gingerbread mingled with marmalade. Age also enhances the harmony of its roasted Botrytis character and its distinct aromas to give Château Coutet a delicate and unique bouquet that is unsurpassed." —winemaker
"Powerful, with intense apricot, tangerine and pineapple notes forming the core, all wrapped with toasted almond, shortbread and sweetened butter notes. Has loads in reserve, with serious cut still to fully show itself." —James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2014)

"Complex and ripe, this has an opulent, full character that is balanced by fresh acidity. It's a very fine wine, on the tight edge between crispness and richness." —Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"The 2013 Coutet has one of the most complex aromatics you will find this year — a smorgasbord of citrus fruit, lime zest, orange blossom and white peach that is beautifully interwoven with compelling mineralite. The palate is extremely well-balanced, very intense and linear right from the start, with wonderful tension toward the finish that exhibits just a hint of spice. In other words, this is everything you expect from a great Coutet." —Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Bordeauxbeef, lamb, grilled veal, game, grilled turkeyCamembert, Edam, Emmental, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Reblochon, Roquefortrich sauces
Sauternespork roastCreme Fraiche, Marscopone or blue cheeseberries, chocolate, cream, pear tart or raspberry mousse
Sauvignon Blancwhite meats like chicken and pork, scallops, shrimp or smoked seafoodAsiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, goat cheese, Gruyere or Parmesancitrus or vinaigrettes
Semillonwhite meats like chicken, turkey or porkBrie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan or Provolonebasil, butter, cream, garlic or saffron