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Château Couhins-Lurton Red

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Even if Couhins-Lurton is only “Cru Classé” in white, André Lurton and his team make it a point to develop a very noble red wine. Château Couhins-Lurton red has a deep purple colour and an elegant bouquet : black fruits, cherry, tobacco, spices and smoke notes. The wine is ample, powerful and long.


label of 2019 Château Couhins-Lurton red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 95% / Cabernet Sauvignon 5%

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

Brilliant colour. Intense, deep red colour, almost black, with some violet reflections.

Nose

Nose is complex with notes of black fruits, very ripe, slightly jammy (blackberry, quetsche), with a hint of toast.

Mouth

Attack is fruity and juicy. Well-structured and beautifully balanced, with an emphasis on elegance and silky, well-integrated tannins. Persistent fruity finish. Very good length. Its finesse can be appreciated with a braised fillet of beef, a roast veal Orloff or a cheese plate (St Nectaire, old Gouda, Roquefort...)

Ratings and reviews

Jane Anson : 
11.01.2022
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

An exceptionally successful Couhins-Lurton, with Jacques Lurton at the helm for the first time with this vintage. He is slowly but surely sculpting and building on what was already the standout wine in the Lurton range, as is evident from the success in the bottle here (Jacques arrived at the end of the growing season). Give it a little time in the glass to show the flesh and creaminess that sits within the fine tannic structure, as the raspberry fruits soften and widen. Pulses of electricity, great balance and succulence. 50% new oak.

James Suckling : 
07.01.2022
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

This is a gorgeous red with plenty of blackcurrants and red berries, as well as crushed-stone and chalk character. It’s full and reserved with firm and round tannins that give tension and energy to the wine. One of the best young wines I have had from here. Try after 2025.

Yves Beck [Suisse] : 
05.01.2022
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Inviting and refreshing notes of red berries. Juicy and fresh on the palate, the wine has good energy and tight energy and tight but integrated tannins. Since the primeurs, the whole has become more balanced, and The fruity expression on the finish makes the wine already very approachable. 2023-2034

The Wine Enthusiast : 
01.06.2020
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Ripe and juicy, this wine is as much about exuberant fruit as structure. Its tannins are already well integrated, showing the approachability of the vintage.

Consumption period

2022 - 2031

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Ground

Surface

16.00 ha

Soil

Gravel.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - 3309C - Riparia

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

8,500 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

25 years old

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding.

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (40% new) with racking.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, expressive after 3 to 5 years, can age 10 to 15 years.

Oenologist consultant

Michel ROLLAND

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