The 2007 Coutet presents with a very fine nose, mixing notes of orange zests candied in brandy, gingerbread, and beeswax, thus displaying a complex aromatic palette. A good attack, the wine is round on the palate, with a dominance of honey, vanilla, dry apricot and a few fine and elegant spicy notes. The finish is savory, long and very aromatic, bringing back pleasant touches of spices, slightly on the saffron side... while still displaying the freshness and vivacity so typical of the Barsac terroir.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"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."
Wine Spectator (WS): 95
"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."