Château Coutet, Barsac 1er Cru Classé, 2005, half bottle

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The domain

Originally a 13th century fortress, Château Coutet is still a witness of the past and bears the marks of the medieval era. The history of the wine estate began in 1643 when Charles Le Guérin, known as Seigneur de Coutet, made it one of the first vineyards of the Sauternes appellation. Until 1788, the property was passed on to his descendants.

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States of America wrote in his travel diaries that Château Coutet is "the best Sauternes de Barsac". Then, Gabriel-Barthélemy Romain de Flihot became the owner of Couteut on the eve of the French Revolution. At the end of this troubled period in many respects, the estate reverted to his grandson, the Marquis Romain-Bertrand of Lur-Saluces. He was, at the time, the largest producer of sweet white wine in the world since he owned the Châteaux of Yquem, Fargues, Filhot and Malle. Château Coutet remained his property until 1926. In 1855, Napoleon III officially placed Château Coutet among the Premiers Grands Crus of Sauternes and Barsac for the World Fair. Since 1977, the Baly family has been at the helm.

It is not without pride that after 40 years of enhancing Château Coutet's reputation, the 2014 vintage stands in third place in the Top 100 World Wines published by Wine Spectator magazine in 2017.

The Wine

The wine blends candied apricot, orange zest, spices, honey and offers perceptible toasted notes of an elegant woodiness. Let yourself be enchanted by its beautiful golden color with coppery reflections.

Domain : Château Coutet

Appellation : Barsac 1er Cru Classé

Region : Sauternes-Barsac

Color : Sweet white

Vintage : 2005

Capacity : 37.5cl