CHÂTEAU COUTET 2017
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Saint-Émilion (Grand Cru)
Grape | 60% Merlot, 30% Bouchet, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Prayssac
Ageing | 18 months in oak barrels
Tasting Notes | Black currents, cherries, smokey
Pairing | Roast chicken, mushrooms, soft cheese
Drinking | 2022-2050
Critic Notes / Awards | 98/100 H.Lobenberg. 16/20 Le Point
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
In the XVth century, Sieur François Coutet gave the estate its current name. In 1601, the vineyard became property of the mayor of Libourne, Thomas d’Augereau, who was married to Marie David. Handed down from generation to generation, Coutet has been intimately related to the David Beaulieu family for at least 400 years.
Current Owner: David Beaulieu family. Owners of the property since 1601. Making it one of the oldest family estates in Bordeaux. 14 generations.
Soils: Limestone, clay, sand. 11 hectares
Farming: Organically certified since 2012 and hand picked
Vines: On average 38 years old