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Château Couhins-Lurton Red

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Château Couhins-Lurton is the emblematic estate of the André Lurton family. With a sublime terroir of gravel and clay, the red wines are made from fruity and smooth Merlot grapes of great elegance and a sophisticated smokiness.


label of 2020 Château Couhins-Lurton red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 85% / Cabernet Sauvignon 15%

Weather

2020 was marked by very mild temperatures and contrasting precipitation: heavy spring rainfall was followed by an intense summer drought. The fairly mild winter led to early bud break. The summer heat gave way to cool nights in late August, ideal for ripening grapes.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Colour is a very dark purple-red, almost black, with purple highlights.

Nose

The nose is very intense, marked by notes of black fruits (blackberry, sour cherry, elderberry). The whole is enhanced by a slight smokiness and some sweet spices.

Mouth

On the palate, it is a very rich wine, with a good structure and ripe tannins. Its freshness is particularly pleasant. It is a very elegant wine, full of finesse. Its ageing potential is remarkable. It can be waited for a few years (3 to 4 years), before being enjoyed with oven-roasted suckling lamb, a risotto with ceps, or even a capon fricassee with truffles for a special occasion. A great moment of tasting!

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
27.05.2021
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100

Blueberry, blackberry and some cedar and lavender. Medium-bodied with polished tannins and a fresh, lingering finish. Very well made.

Markus Del Monego : 
06.05.2021
 - Note : 
94.00 / 100

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Intense nose with multi-layered character, blackberries, elderberries and black cherries, graphite and hints cold smoke, elegant oak and mild spices in the background. On the palate well rich and well structured with wonderful freshness, ripe tannins, backed by lingering fruit and mild spices, very elegant with depth and convincing potential.

Bernard Burtschy : 
05.05.2021
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100
Terre de Vins : 
02.05.2021
 - Note : 
from 94.00 to 95.00 / 100

This wine takes us on an exciting journey. A seductive nose of blueberry pie and aniseed candy. And what a mouthful! Always on the thread of sweetness; this one is juicy, ample, gourmet while being dynamic. It is generous and long. An impressive wine of great class.

Jane Anson : 
01.05.2021
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

Carefully extracted and well placed, this has a ton of structure and freshness but also depth to the raspberry and black cherry fruits. This is really going to go the distance, super elegant and finessed, and has concentration in all the right places. Easy to recommend. Drinking Window 2026 - 2042.

Consumption period

2024 - 2040

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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.

Maturing potential

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

Oenologist consultant

Éric BOISSENOT

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