Château Coutet Sauternes Premier Cru Classé - 2004
A beautiful coppery yellow, the wine is discreet on the nose, yet very fine. Once the wine has been aerated, it gives off a few notes of white and yellow fruits (pear, peach, and cherry plum) mixed with notes of beeswax and crystallized quince. On the palate, one can detect a marriage of elegant ‘old alcohol’ fruit brandy, notes of spices and dried fruits... a very aromatic, well-integrated blend giving a small yet quite pleasant complexity, with finesse and a savoury impression. The finish, with a small touch of caramel-toffee, lingers on an aromatic expression rather than power, giving this vintage a lot of charm.