As one of the oldest producers in Sauternes, Chateau Coutet needs little introduction. Based in Barsac, this Premier Cru estate takes its name from the Gascon word for ‘knife’, highlighting their wine’s crisp acidity in addition to its incredible complexity and balance. The chateau itself is a 13th Century English fortress that rose to fame over the centuries, with Thomas Jefferson nothing it was the best Sauternes from Barsac. The Chateau also boasts the longest cellar in the region, at 110 metres that can house more than 800 barrels. After surviving the French Revolution and passing through various families, Chateau Coutet was purchased by the Baly family in 1977.

Its prime location between the Garonne and Ciron rivers give the estate a wonderful micro-climate and create autumn mists that are essential for spreading the noble rot amongst the vines. Spread across 38 hectares, the vineyard consists of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle which are planted on clay and limestone soils that give a distinct minerality to the sweet wines. The wine is aged in oak barrels (70-100% new) for a period of 18 months. In good years, the estate produces around 4,500 cases of their Grand Vin. Their second wine is called La Chartreuse de Coutet and the estate also produces a dry white wine called Opalie de Chateau Coutet.

Available Wines

2020 Opalie de Coutet 6x75cl

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£130/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2023 Opalie de Coutet 6x75cl

VM91-93
£156/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Opalie de Coutet 3x150cl

VM91-93
£166/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Coutet Premier Cru Classe, Barsac 12×37.5cl

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£195/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Coutet Premier Cru Classe, Barsac 6x75cl

JA96JS94-95VM93-95
£180/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026