2013 Chateau Coutet 
Barsac, France
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Price at time of purchase: $36.75 (K&L Auctioin)
Type: Sauternes
Principal varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Like other Coutet's I have tried, this is beautifully structured and "light" (as Sauternes go), with plenty of acid to keep it from being cloying. It is not super-unctuous or heavy, or even particularly botrytis-driven. But gorgeously rich and complex, with suggestions of honeyed citrus, apricot, roasted nuts, and sweet spiciness tweaking the taste buds. Lingering finish - but again, not in the super-sweet vein. - HTK 2018-07-21


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