Suckling: "Fantastic energy and length to this young Sauternes, with dried-apple, apple-pie, spice and cinnamon character . Medium body, medium sweetness and a vibrant finish."
Decanter: "Slightly toasted orange rind and vanilla caramel on the nose. Lovely density and unctuousness on the palate, really quite rich and fleshy with peach, sweet pineapple and toasted almond notes on the palate. Mouthwatering and racy, but also textured, balanced and structured. A great effort with excellent ageing potential."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Coutet needs time to cohere in the glass, eventually offering scents of dried honey, pressed flowers
and quince. It just needs a little more pizzazz. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity and good weight
and tension, showing the energy that is slightly lacking on the nose at the moment. Maybe it could benefit
from more unctuousness on the finish, but this remains an enjoyable Barsac that will gain complexity with bottle age."
Falstaff: "Helles Grüngelb, Silberreflexe. Zart nach Akazienhonig, reife gelbe Tropenfrucht, frische Papaya, einladendes Bukett. Saftig und süß, Nuancen von Quitte und Ananas, feiner Säurebogen, elegant, dezente Süße im Abgang, mittlere Länge."
Robinson: "Pale gold. Intense but restrained with floral-citrus notes. Palate svelte and textured but with drive and precision. Botrytised sweetness but with a lingering, tangy freshness. Embryonic but good potential. Drink 2027 - 2045."
Galloni: "The 2021 Coutet offers up scents of tangerine oil, mint, pineapple and passionfruit. The bouquet alone is inviting, but there is so much more to the 2021, starting with its impeccable balance. Coutet remains understated and somewhat reserved. I am looking forward to tasting it from bottle."