2010 Opalie de Chateau Coutet. Barsac, Bordeaux. France. 14.5%

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From the highly regarded sweet wine producer Chateau Coutet, a 1er Grand Cru Classe no less. Still dry white wine from this part of the world is relatively rare.

This wine is a dry wine made from equal parts Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and is the inaugural vintage. As is the way with dry whites in this part of the world, this wine is fermented and aged in French oak barrels.

Being a sucker for Bordeaux Blanc, I immediately jumped at the chance to buy this bottle when the staff at Steve’s showed me what was new into the shop.

Pale straw to look at.

Sweet pink grapefruit, papaya skin, the core of pineapple, beautiful floral aromas…. almost frangipani like.

Mineral, salty, oyster shells. Chewy acids.

Huge aftertaste and a Wow wine.

This wine is all about balance and power.

Where’s some roasted pork belly?

Highly recommended and well worth seeking out.

Approximately $100 from Steves Fine Wine & Food.

Tasted 9th July 2013

 

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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