This Coutet exhibits fresh mango and peach on the nose.
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 beautifully balanced finish. This is one of Barsac`s great vintages. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, April 2008, 92+/100