Light aromas with Coutet’s typical pineapple predominating, then opening in this big, mature wine. Balance overlays sweetness. It holds its own with cake and enhances blue cheese.

WHO: Château Coutet
WHAT: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc
WHERE: Sauternes-Barsac, Appellation Barsac Controlée
WHEN: 1997
HOW MUCH: $70; trade sample

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