Chateau Coutet 2001 1er Cru Classé, Barsac
Robert Parker wrote of this wine:
“One of the great Coutets I have tasted, with amazing definition, extraordinary vibrancy and force, and sweet, thick, juicy flavours of tropical fruits, peach, honeysuckle, and buttered popcorn, this glorious Barsac looks to be set for an incredibly long life.”
It is indeed one of the great Coutets and as such, offers amazing value.
Jancis Robinson has written of the 2001 Sauternes and Barsac vintage:
“The rain that spoilt the reds encouraged botrytis to such an extent that this is a truly magnificent, long-term vintage, helped by a greater degree of selection and cellar expertise than ever before. Perhaps the greatest Sauternes vintage in modern times.”