The Château Coutet is a french estate located in Barsac. The vineyards has 38ha of vines and the grape variety are Sémillion, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle. The Château Coutet is a premier cru classé of Sauternes in Classification of Sauternes wines in 1855.
As at the Chateau d'Yquem, the old vertical presses are still in service and must, after settling, is fermented in oak barrels. Château Coutet produces nectar of exceptional longevity. Editor Marcel Baly since 1977, the wine has won rich liquid, while retaining its freshness and grace. The best vintages are 1929, the Château Coutet 1947, and Coutet 1949. Then, we suggest the Coutet 1959, 1961 vintage wines and also Château Coutet 1975. Finally, the vintage 1990 and 2000 are exceptional such as the Coutet 2005.
The history of Castle Coutet merges with that of its illustrious owners. The area, very old, was acquired in 1788 by Gabriel Filhot, President of the Parliament of Bordeaux. In 1794, the latter died on the scaffold. The property reverted to his little son, the Marquis de Lur-Saluzzo, who had already Yquem, and Malle Filhot.