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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 2019 Château Couhins-Lurton white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%

Weather

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

Appearance

Crystal clear, a pale yellow colour enhanced by green and silver reflections.

Nose

The nose, very expressive, has notes of white fruit (ripe peach), with a slight hint of smoke.

Mouth

Nice texture on the palate, with fat and freshness; all perfectly balanced. Very aromatic overall, with aromas of white peach, apple, gooseberry... The subtly lemony finish is also remarkable.  A wine with good ageing potential. All its elegance and finesse will be appreciated by tasting it with scallops or pan-fried foie gras, sweetbreads or cheese.

Ratings and reviews

La Revue du Vin de France : 
15.10.2020
 - Note : 
from 16.00 to 16.50 / 20

Very young and energetic, this beautiful white offers a deep and invigorating lemon flavor, an enviable conjunction of fatness and tension. The evolution wanted by Jacques Lurton towards more fatness and a touch of additional maturity is a fully successful bet in 2019 because the acidity remains sharp, full of dynamism and authority. (Pierre Citerne)

James Suckling.com : 
03.06.2020
 - Note : 
from 93.00 to 94.00 / 100
Jeb Dunnuck : 
01.06.2020
 - Note : 
from 91.00 to 93.00 / 100

I love the nose on the 2019 Château Couhins-Lurton Blanc. It has a ripe yet slightly mineral style as well as notes of crushed citrus, grapefruit, and mandarin orange. Medium-bodied, bright, and juicy on the palate, it has a terrific sense of tension and elegance as well as length. It should easily evolve for 7-8 years.

Decanter : 
30.05.2020
 - Note : 
95.00 / 100

Always a brilliant white wine, one of the leading examples in Pessac-Léognan, and it's excelling in 2019. Juicy but restrained lemon, lemon zest and stone fruit flavours, alongside more complex slate and dried herbs. Will age if you can wait. As of this vintage horizontal amphoras for 10% of production, with aim to go up to 30% in future, and rotate like OXO systems Clayverre for lees stirring. Drinking Window 2021-2032. (Jane Anson)

Markus del Monego : 
30.05.2020
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very elegant yet expressive nose with juicy fruit. Fresh peaches, juicy apricots, ripe lime and lemon zest, broom and white blossoms. On the palate crisp acidity, excellent flavour repeating the aroma of the nose, freshness and minerality, excellent aromatic length.

The Wine Enthusiast : 
29.05.2020
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 94.00 / 100

Barrel Sample. Made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc, this white balances the crisp and ripe fruits that are so characteristic of the 2019 vintage. The herbal flavors are contrasted with the touches of pineapple and apple to give richness and texture. (Roger Voss)

Consumption period

2021 - 2035

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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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