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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.


label château Couhins-Lurton white 2007
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

100% sauvignon.

Weather

Although the first half of the year was exceptionally hot, temperatures were lower than seasonal averages starting in July. In fact, this was the coolest summer since 1989. Summer sunshine was slightly less than usual. A drought set in at the beginning of September.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Pale yellow, brilliant, silvery highlights.

Nose

Dominant fruit character, complex nose, floral (acacia blossom) and mineral notes. A subtle toasty, oaky touch rounds off the palate.

Mouth

Lively upfront, fresh, continues floral and fruity, with passionfruit, lemon, grapefruit and citronella. Remarkable persistence. Promises an intense sensory experience. Drink between 2009 and 2019, serve with fillet of John Dory with thyme, dorado with fennel, or sole fritters with parmesan.

Ratings and reviews

Bettane et Desseauve : 
15.01.2011
 - Note : 
15.50 / 20

The 2007 seduced by its notes of white fruits and its easily digestible side.

Gault et Millau : 
15.01.2011
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20
Other : 
01.09.2010
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Tom Cavannan's Wine pages - An all-sauvignon blanc cuvée, with beautifully mealy, refined notes of almond and lemon, with hints of flowers and wax. On the palate the fruit is intense and vital, the core of lemony acidity and firm, crunchy apple bite playing against discreet, well-handled oak.

Decanter : 
01.07.2010
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20
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An all-Sauvignon blanc cuvee, with mealy, refined notes of almond and lemon, and hints of flowers and wax. Intense palate, with the acidity and crunchy apple playing against discreet oak. 2010-2020.

Decanter : 
01.12.2009
 - Note : 
17.00 / 20
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White flowers and summer fruits. Some blended oak, totally dry, but flesh/fruit is there. From 2009.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
15.50 / 20

Well-crafted, elegant white, opulent, fresh, long and balanced, with lovely expressive fruit and attractive vanilla, smoky notes.

Other : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Cuisine et Vins - 2007 is definitely flattering to Graves wines, be they from the north or south, and particularly to André Lurton's Pessac-Léognan estates. This pure Sauvignon has all its usual elegance and characteristic vivacity, intensified by the vintage. The palate, though delicate, is nonetheless very persistent, the length is perfect, and the wine is guaranteed to age well.

Decanter : 
01.07.2009
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White flowers and lifted, white summer fruits. Beautiful palate. Sauvignon dominates then a touch of blended oak. Totally dry, but flesh and fruit are there. Great purify. From 2009.

The Wine Enthusiast : 
30.06.2009
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

A pure Sauvignon Blanc, unusual in Pessac-Leognan, which normally also includes Semillon. This is a purely fresh wine, but with a serious aging potential side to it. For now the white fruits, currants and pears are delicious with fresh structure and a touch of wood spice. Screwcap

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.06.2008
 - Note : 
from 15.00 to 16.00 / 20

Great success.

Consumption period

2013 - 2017

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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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