Château Coutet Barsac 2005 375ml - Bouharoun's Fine Wines & Spirits
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Château Coutet Barsac 2005 375ml
SKU: 36899

Château Coutet Barsac 2005

  • we94
  • v91+
  • ws91


A gorgeous golden color with coppery glints, the wine opens on generous, diverse notes of candied apricot, orange zests, spices, and honey, along with notes of toast that reveal an elegant touch of oak in a very subtle way. Words alone cannot express fully what happens next on the palate. The wine is very rich, very aromatic, very concentrated... typical of a beautiful botrytisation. It shows both class and finesse, along with power and mineral freshness, as well as the vivacity of the citrus fruits and the smoothness of vanilla notes. The final potential is revealed in a powerful yet still very much restrained finish -- all this blended into a beautiful balance. The aromatic and gustative fullness express perfectly all the richness and complexity so typical of this Barsac's great vintages.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

Surprisingly dry, this has richness rather than sweetness, and intense, powerful botrytis. The honey is intensely perfumed, along with baked apples and spice. Certainly a long-aging wine.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • v91+

Bright golden yellow. Cool, pungent nose offers hints of orange, marzipan, sexy brown spices, parsley, grass and eucalpytus. Sweet, thick and powerful but with its fat fruit flavors cut by strong acidity. At once densely packed and vibrant, finishing with superb lingering sweetness and a mineral element. This needs patience and should evolve slowly.

Stephen Tanzer, July 2008
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Spice, dried pineapple, honey and light apricot aromas, like freshly crushed grapes. Full-bodied and very sweet, with masses of crushed fruit character and a long finish. Best after 2010.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008