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Château Coutet, Sauternes, Premier Cru 1988
My oh my. Medium straw/gold colour. Intriguing nose offering tropical fruits, flowers, minerals, sweet candied fruit and botrytis. The palate is medium bodied only, though quite luscious because of the well developed botrytis. Great purity and finesse. All the complexities of the bouquet carry through in the mouth with really zippy acidity that keeps the whole thing fresh and appealing. I could drink a lot of this without fatigue. Wonderfully complex and with a tremendously long, pure finish full of subtly evolving flavours. Superb. (03/98)