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Château Couhins-Lurton White

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.


2004 White Château Couhins-Lurton label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 100%

Weather

The winter of 2004 was marked by below-average temperatures and a water déficit. Summer weather was quite variable, but was not very hot. Sunshine was good in july, but there were heavy showers in August. September was remarkably warm with plenty of sunshine and high night-time temperatures.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Gold with shiny green highlights.

Nose

Powerful nose, refined and elegant.

Mouth

Full palate, shows lovely freshness.

Ratings and reviews

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.12.2013
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20

The nose is very marked by its grape variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Elegant, lemony and expressive on the palate, with good length.  Vivacious finish with citrus notes. A wine that has withstood the passage of time well thanks to its fine fresh balance and refined acidity.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Guide d'achat des Crus - Textbook Sauvignon, lively.

Gault et Millau : 
01.04.2008
 - Note : 
18.00 / 20

Edition 2008

The Wine Spectator : 
01.03.2008
 - Note : 
87.00 / 100

Mineral, sliced lemon and green apple aromas follow through to a full body, with lively acidity and a medium finish. A little short and waxy on the finish. Drink now.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.09.2007
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20

After a year in bottle, the style has improved. Finesse, elegance, balance, pure lemony notes on the nose and palate. Harmonious, classy, good structure and length.

Guide Hubert : 
27.04.2007

Expansive nose of ripe peach and pear, with smoky, mineral notes; attractive, fleshy palate, good body, savour and freshness.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.02.2007
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Best French Wines 2007 - At the "primeur" stage, the 2004 is long, upright and shows good definition.

Gilbert et Gaillard : 
01.02.2007
 - Note : 
88.00 / 100

Clear, pale yellow. Elegant nose, citrus and tropical fruits. Full palate, rich, aromatic, in the same range, heady and lingering. A fine vintage.

Guide Fleurus des vins 2007 : 
01.02.2007
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Powerful nose, refined and elegant. Full palate, shows lovely freshness.

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2006
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Edition 2007 - Made from 100% Sauvignon, as demonstrated by its boxy nose. Fresh and lively, the palate is full of agreable surprises, such as its full body, rich finish and aromas of citrus and pineapple.

Decanter : 
01.09.2006
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Very pure and spicy Sauvignon nose, in the tradition of Léognan wines, plus with cristalline acidity and body too; needs ageing. From 2012.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.09.2006
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Definitely bears its owner's hallmark. Sauvignon dominates the aromatic range over citrus notes. Noticeable oak.

Decanter : 
12.01.2006
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Slightly reductive but classic Graves. Fine, broad flavous, nice lemony acidity, good semi-Sauvignon fruit, good length

Consumption period

Drink today

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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

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

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