Nos vins 2017 - Couhins-Lurton
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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 of 2017 Château Couhins-Lurton white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 100%


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


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


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


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

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Attractive lime-leaf, green-mango and lime aromas here. The palate has a vibrant feel with attractive, fresh, tropical and citrus-fruit flavors on offer. 100% sauvignon blanc. Drink or hold.

Le Guide Hachette - Edition 2020 : 
 - Note : 


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 : 
 - 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 : 

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 : 
 - 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 : 
 - 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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6.00 ha


Gravel, sand and gravel, on a subsoil of limestone.


Grape harvest

By hand in several passes


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


Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding


After pressing and settling, in oak barrels (30% new)

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23 °C



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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