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Château Couhins-Lurton White

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The characteristic of Château Couhins-Lurton white wines, Cru Classé de Graves, is to be made from Sauvignon only. Very elegants, they reveal fruity and fresh when they are young and gain in mineral complexity after a few years in bottle. They age very well.


2015 white Château Couhins-Lurton label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%

Weather

2015 was the third warmest year since 1900... Drought conditions, above-average monthly temperatures and sunshine (in the first half of the year), cool nights and hot weather in August accompanying véraison (colour change) were all ideal for the vines!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Brilliant, very attractive pale yellow colour.

Nose

Very refined, delicate nose with citrus overtones as well as subtle aromas of spice and white flowers.

Mouth

Starts out very fresh. Delicate on the palate as well, with great complexity, pleasant fruitiness (citrus, quince), and mineral notes. This 2015 has a very fine, balanced finish. The pure Sauvignon Blanc's elegance and finesse is reveals with fish, veal, and risotto…

Ratings and reviews

Le Figaro - L'Avis du Vin : 
16.05.2016
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

As always, Sauvignon Blanc rules majestically here, with lemony aromatics, considerable freshness, good structure, and decent concentration. The wine is currently dominated by varietal character and will only express its full potential in a few years. Seems much better than the somewhat green 2014. 3-8 years. (Bernard Burtschy)

eRobertParker.com : 
29.04.2016
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 92.00 / 100

The 2015 Château Couhins-Lurton Blanc has a refined bouquet with freshly sliced green apple, pear and a hint of gooseberry - harmonious and nicely focused. The palate is fresh and buoyant, lively citrus fruit mixed with orange zest and lemon peel, very cohesive with an energetic finish that is an absolute delight. Seek this out and enjoy with your favorite fruits de mer. (Neal Martin)

Markus del Monego : 
27.04.2016
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Bright yellow with green hue. Elegant but expressive nose, aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, lime-zest, ripe vineyard peaches, hints of mint and buxus in the background, discreet vanilla and mild spices. On the palate well balanced with elegant acidity and crisp fruit, elegant body and good length, fine minerality in teh aftertaste. (Markus del Monego / Best sommelier in the world 1998)

Le Point : 
26.04.2016
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

(Jacques Dupont)

The Wine Cellar Insider : 
23.04.2016
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Fresh grapefruit, lemon peel and green apple, combining sweetness, crisp refreshing acidity and a stony, yellow citrus filled finish.

Jancisrobinson.com : 
22.04.2016
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20

Smoky, almost reduced nose. Lots of life and transparency. Very much de nos jours! Already broachable but clearly set for a long life with a light touch.

Decanter : 
19.04.2016
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Apricot stones with fleshy nectarines and citrus zest – this pulls off a weighty yet restrained feel that could just do with the tiniest more grip on the finish to really take off. But still a very lovely full and persistent wine. Would be great with food. Drinking window : 2017 - 2025. (Jane Anson)

The Wine Enthusiast : 
11.04.2016
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Barrel Sample. The wine is smooth, rounded and hinting at wood while also suggesting tight herbal and citric characters. It is a wine that will develop slowly. (Roger Voss)

The Wine Spectator : 
01.04.2016
 - Note : 
from 89.00 to 92.00 / 100

Enticing yellow apple, fennel and star fruit flavors have melded nicely, with a hint of shortbread adding to the finish. (James Molesworth)

James Suckling : 
23.03.2016
 - Note : 
from 91.00 to 92.00 / 100

Pear drop and lemon rind aromas and flavors. Full body. Fruity and straightforward. Minerally undertone to this. Intense.

Consumption period

2017 - 2031

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Ground

Surface

6.00 ha

Soil

Gravel, sand and gravel, on a subsoil of limestone.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand in several passes

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - 3309C - Riparia

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

26 years old

Grape variety

Sauvignons

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

After pressing and settling, in oak barrels (30% new)

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels on full lees with bâtonnage.

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment and bentonite.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 3 and 10 years, can age 20 to 30 years

Cellar master

Jean Marc COMTE

Oenologist consultant

Denis DUBOURDIEU (Professor at the Institut d'Oenologie de Bordeaux) and Valérie LAVIGNE.

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