Chateau Coutet Barsac 1998 375mL

Robert Parker 93 points!

75% S?
France, Sauternes & Barsac
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"The wine is of a beautiful, deep gold color. The nose opens right away onto very subtle characters, mixing a few zests of candied orange with delicate notes of vanilla, apricot liqueur, a light touch of gingerbread and honey. On the palate, this wine is fleshy, mastering perfectly the balance between the fullness and the freshness of a vintage full of flavors. The quality of an early, homogenous botrytisation can be found in the lovely, aromatic return marked with fresh candied citrus fruits and sustained by a light minerality bringing personality, length and finesse to the wine. The perfect expression of a lovely vintage..."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, April 2000, 93/100
Warm and dry conditions during the first three months of the year caused the vines to bud earlier than usual. Exceptional weather in June ensured that the vegetation cycle continued favorably and flowering took place during the early part of the month. After heat wave conditions in August, the crop showed substantial potential with the presence of very ripe berries. The weather during the first fortnight of September encouraged the development of Botrytis cinerea. The early and even spread of the Noble Rot made it possible to produce very high quality musts with great potential for aromas and flavors.
100% barrel fermented, 100% new French oak

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