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Château Couhins-Lurton White

Château Couhins-Lurton is the emblematic estate of the André Lurton family. With a clay-limestone terroir unique to the appellation, the château produces Sauvignon Blancs with outstanding aromatic profiles bursting with fruit and hints of salinity, which age terrifically.


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

Appearance

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
Tom Cavannan's Wine pages : 
01.09.2010
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

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

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.

Cuisine et Vins : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

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.

Maturing potential

Fully expressive between 3 and 10 years, can age 20 to 30 years

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