Story: In 1787, former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, then ambassador to France, celebrated Château Coutet as the best Sauternes from Barsac. In 1855, the estate was classified as a First Growth and recognized for its continued excellence. Today, as the oldest and largest Barsac estate, Château Coutet stays true to its tradition of distinction and quality. The finest Barsac-Sauternes is produced annually under the direction and management of the Baly family.
Producer: Baly family
Grape: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle
Area: Sauternes, France
Tasting Notes: The wine has a fine color with golden highlights and a full, highly expressive, nose. Displaying a floral touch of jasmine, it opens up on citrus and vanilla aromas enlivened by a hint of orange peel and black tea. Combining power and refinement on the palate with well-integrated oak, its intense hazelnut and candied pineapple flavors mingle with gingerbread, dried apricot and honey, building to a richly flavored finish that confirms all the elegance and promise of this fine vintage.
Food pairing: Foie Gras, summer fruit salad
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