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Château Couhins-Lurton Acte II Red

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Act II is a special cuvee from Château Couhins-Lurton. It is made from a selection of terroirs which characteristics differ from those used in the production of the red Château Couhins-Lurton. The grapes are selected from specific plots with the same precision, but benefit from other vinification methods, in particular the use of sandstone amphoras. With this wine Jacques Lurton wishes to reveal all the freshness of the fruit and offer the consumer a wine that is ready to drink, while waiting a little while longer for its peer.

label of 2019 Château Couhins-Lurton Acte II red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Full and Complex

Grape blend

Merlot 100%


2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment


Colour is deep cherry red.


Nose is full of gourmet notes of black fruits (black cherry, blackberry), combined with notes of chocolate and mocha.


Very complex, suave and dense on the palate. Lots of volume in the middle of the mouth. Tannins are present, but well coated, very silky. Freshness of the wine offers a very nice balance in the mouth. It can be enjoyed with an omelette with chanterelles, a beef osso-bucco, or pork paupiettes with mushrooms.

Ratings and reviews

Falstaff : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Strong ruby garnet, violet reflections, discreet water edge. Underlaid with a hint of noble wood and nougat, black cherries, delicate cassis and liquorice, tobacco nuances. Juicy, elegant, ripe heart cherries, well-integrated tannins, mineral finish, good freshness, an elegant food companion, drinkable young, safe potential. (Peter Moser) : 
 - Note : 
16.50 / 20

Mid to deep cherry red. The amphora influence is sensed in an attractive stone-dust note with a swell of pure dark-red fruit rising up behind that. Ripe but nevertheless a hint of cedar and capsicum adding freshness to the aroma. On the palate, dry, taut, mouth-watering. Deliciously fine but definite tannins and that stony, defined aftertaste. Elegant, lively and digestible even though the alcohol is just felt on the finish, at the back of the throat.(Julia Harding) : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Supple and fresh with a nice finesse to the cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Has fruit purity with fine grained cherry notes and a touch of spice. Very nice fruit purity here with fine-grained tannins. (Jamie Goode)

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Aromas of blueberries, mushrooms and orange peel with some fresh flowers. It’s full-bodied with firm, polished tannins that show intensity and focus. There’s real tension, yet transparency. Crushed stone to the dark fruit at the finish. Try after 2025.

Consumption period

2022 - 2030

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2.50 ha


Clay and gravel soil.


Grape harvest

Manual harvest


Plant food

Reasoned organo-mineral fertilisation.

Plant density

7,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

20 years old.

Pruning type

Guyot Double


Fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and in stoneware amphoras.

Fermentation temperature

25° C



Wine maturing

Aged in 500 litre barrels (no new wood) and amphoras for 9 months.

Maturing potential

10 years