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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.


label of 2017 Château Couhins-Lurton white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Château Couhins-Lurton 2017 is a crystal clear, pale yellow colour with green highlights.

Nose

The bouquet reveals a symphony of generous overtones, including white peach and tropical fruits (pineapple, passion fruit), enlivened with spicy nuances (white pepper).

Mouth

Lively tension on the palate. This soft, round wine is very elegant with white fruit (peach and nectarine) and citrus (grapefruit) aromas. In addition to great length, this wine displays beautiful minerality, with hints of vanilla and oaky overtones. The slightly iodized finish gives a very pleasant aftertaste. Makes a lovely accompaniment to cod grilled with herbs, monkfish cooked in saffron sauce or goat’s cheese.

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette - Edition 2020 : 
04.09.2019
 - Note : 

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This clear, brilliant-coloured wine is still fairly closed in its aromatic expression, yet already displays enticing notes of citrus and brioche. Round, rich, and full-bodied on the palate with a lovely long aftertaste, it stands as a testimony to this high-quality vintage. Best enjoyed between 2021 and 2025.

The Wine Spectator : 
04.02.2019
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

This is loaded with bright, honeysuckle-gilded flavors of yellow apple, white peach and pineapple core, as well as verbena and shortbread accents that hang deftly in the background, all set against a bracing salted butter note. Lovely now, but cellar briefly for a slightly broader effect. Drink now through 2024. (James Molesworth)

Vinous : 
02.05.2018
 - Note : 
from 88.00 to 90.00 / 100

The 2017 Couhins-Lurton Blanc has a lovely fresh, vibrant bouquet with notes of lemon zest, Granny Smith apples and a touch of grapefruit. The palate is well balanced, quite primal compared to its peers with grapefruit and lemon rind, gently unfolding towards the finish with a peppery finish [2020- 2030]. (Neal Martin)

James Suckling : 
05.04.2018
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100

The sauvignon blanc character is popping out of the glass. Sliced lemons with green-apple character. Full-bodied, flavorful and long.

The Wine Spectator : 
03.04.2018
 - Note : 
from 91.00 to 94.00 / 100

Very fresh, with verbena, tarragon and mâche notes streaking to the fore while lemon curd and white peach fruit catches up quickly. Really solid. (James Molesworth)

Consumption period

2018 - 2036

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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

27 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

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE

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