Offers fascinating aromas of cooked apple, clove and honey that follow through to a full body, with superlively acidity and spicy blanched almond and honey character on the palate. Long and powerful, showing amazing botrytis character, with so much spice and richness, yet also freshness. Even better than the superb 2006. Best after 2015.
Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Coutet 2007 has a very intense bouquet with lemon curd and orange blossom mixed with clear honey. There is impressive precision here, almost crystalline. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine viscous entry, great weight and intensity with racy acidity. There is also much tension cutting through the layers of viscous fruit on the sorbet-like finish. This is a typical Coutet through and through and it should age effortlessly over 20-30 years.
The aromas are intensely sweet, full of orange marmalade and honey. The palate goes more for spice, with oranges and brown sugar allied to fresh fruits, apricots and lychees. The final flavors are delicious and enticing.
This didn't seem quite as impressive as en primeur. A little sugary on the nose with a light floral note. Sweet and round and lightly syrupy with a whisper of botrytis on the end but just a bit feeble overall. Really quite light compared to some - but perhaps useful with foie gras?! Jancis Robinson
A beautiful aroma greets you with little effort. Scents of honeysuckle, orange rind, nuts, apricots, pineapple and vanilla with honey make the perfect appetizer. On the palate, this lush, rich wine is balanced with acidity, leaving with fresh, honeyed, tropical fruits and a hint of sweet, Meyer lemon. Drink this today if you like it sweet and youthful, or age it for a few decades. Either way, it's a delicious treat.by jeff leve 2012
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