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Château Couhins-Lurton Red

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Even if Couhins-Lurton is only “Cru Classé” in white, André Lurton and his team make it a point to develop a very noble red wine. Château Couhins-Lurton red has a deep purple colour and an elegant bouquet : black fruits, cherry, tobacco, spices and smoke notes. The wine is ample, powerful and long.


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

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 60% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40%

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

The Château Couhins-Lurton 2015 displays a very dark, garnet colour, almost black.

Nose

The nose is beautifully complex with plenty of ripe fruit aromas (blackcurrant, morello cherry), as well as attractive toasty nuances.

Mouth

This 2015 red Château Couhins-Lurton is absolutely charming and elegant.  It is rich, heady, round, and full-bodied – a real treat for the taste buds. The tannin is well-integrated. Showing beautiful length, hints of vanilla, and slightly toasty overtones, this 2015 fulfils the promise of this great vintage, The tasting pleasure will be complete with roast poultry or other white meats

Ratings and reviews

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

Fresh and well-structured, as usual. Relatively full-bodied and shows strong red fruit flavours, oak, and a good long aftertaste. 3-8 years. (Bernard Burtschy)

Le Point : 
26.04.2016
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

(Jacques Dupont)

Jean-Marc Quarin : 
25.04.2016
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20
Jancisrobinson.com : 
22.04.2016
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20

Mid crimson. Scented, distinctly lifted. Very opulently polished. This tastes like a well-loved vintage car looks. Pure pleasure. Drink 2022 - 2034.

Decanter : 
19.04.2016
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

An estate only classified for its white yet is worth following for its reds also. Aged in 40% new oak for 12 months, this is a full and rich expression of black fruits finishes with ground coffee and charred oak. Drinking window : 2019 - 2032. (Jane Anson)

The Wine Enthusiast : 
11.04.2016
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 94.00 / 100

Barrel Sample. This is a wine that has already brought together some fine elements, with the dark fruits, rich tannins and concentrated structure. There is plenty of acidity at the end to give it freshness. (Roger Voss)

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

There's nice energy here, with dark plum and blackberry notes, lined with anise, black tea and warm fruitcake flavors. (James Molesworth)

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

A red with density and ripe fruit for the vintage with walnut, pomace and dark berry character. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish.

Consumption period

2018 - 2030

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Ground

Surface

16.00 ha

Soil

Gravel.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - 3309C - Riparia

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

8,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

25 years old

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding.

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (40% new) with racking.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, expressive after 3 to 5 years, can age 10 to 15 years.

Cellar master

Jean Marc COMTE

Oenologist consultant

Michel ROLLAND and Mikaël LAIZET

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