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Château Coutet Barsac 2010

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Owned by Mouton Rothschild, Château Coutet covers 12 hectares in the Barsac region of Sauternes and has been producing classic wines for over 200 years. The average age of the wines is 35 years. The grapes are entirely hand-picked in several waves and pressed three times on vertical basket presses. The wine ages in oak for 18 months.
Type:
Vintage:
2010
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Mucadelle
Genre:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Sauternes
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2020 to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
£80.00
 

Château Coutet Barsac

An English fortress built in the 13th Century, this citadel with its square tower, a design typical of the era’s military constructions, became a wine producing estate in 1643. Previously owned by the Lur-Saluces family, the property was home to Chateau d’Yquem’s horse stables, transformed in the late 19th Century into a 110-meter long cellar (the longest in the appellation). A second round tower in the property’s northern plot, a Château Coutet landmark, was built originally to breed pigeons and peacocks for the region’s Gascon lords. Vertical wine presses from the 1920s, a 14th Century chapel and a Bordeaux cobblestone courtyard are a testament to the estate’s rich architectural and regional history.

Tasting Notes

Very ripe, honeyed fruit, reminiscent of creme brûlée but also a hint of terroir. Lots of energy on the palate, very well balanced, great acidity and super length.

Food Matches

Delicious with a crème brulee.