Following Suduiraut’s release yesterday, Coutet today also released at the same price as its 2013: €24 per bottle ex-negociant. It was down 23% on its 2012 release price of €31, although as shown in the chart above, Coutet 2012 has fallen 41% since its opening UK release price of £350 per 12×75. With merchants offering the latest vintage for £230 per 12×75, both the 2012 and 2013 are cheaper, as is the 2006. While James Molesworth was enamoured with the latest offering, scoring it 95-98, James Suckling was less impressed, scoring it 92-93, while Gavin Quinney fell in the middle, awarding it 94-95.
Filhot was another Sauternes to release this morning, at €15 per bottle ex-negociant: up 3.4% on both the 2012 and 2013, which were released at €14.5. The UK release price of £150 is thus almost the same as the current prices for the 2009, 2010 and 2012, and only slightly below the 2011 and 2013.