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Château Couhins-Lurton Red

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 château Couhins-Lurton red 2006
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

Merlot 77% / Cabernet Sauvignon 23%.

Weather

Although the first quarter of 2006 was cold and wet (precipitation in March was 3 to 4 times greater than average), this was above all a hot year – in fact, the second hottest since 1950. There was a brief period of extreme heat in July, but the month of September was very mild and dry.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Very dark red, strong violet highlights.

Nose

Intense empyreumatic aromas, smoky, toasty. Coffee, red fruit, berry notes including delicious cherry aromas.

Mouth

The palate is powerful, highly concentrated, the tannins rich and very elegant. Empyreumatic finish once more, oaky, smoke, ripe fruit. Drink in 2 to 3 years time, will keep for at least 15. Perfect with tournedos steak, caramelized veal shank or a Garonne shad "lamprey à la Bordelaise style".

Ratings and reviews

Other : 
01.11.2012
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20

The 2013 Wine & Business Club Guide (Alain Marty) -

Bettane et Desseauve : 
15.01.2011
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Guide 2011 - Approachable and mouthwatering.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
16.50 / 20

This Couhins-Lurton is balanced, pleasant to drink, well made, well matured, the nose is powerfully fruity and resinous, the palate succulent and balanced, fresh, classic.

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 

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Even though the vineyard is still quite young, only 15 years or so, this merlot-dominated blend is already full of personality. The jury was impressed by its intense, ripe strawberry nose with a hint of hazelnut. The palate still needs to mature, but the tannins are there to guarantee this wine's potential and ensure that it finds its balance.

Guide Hubert : 
30.05.2009

Complex, intense nose, smoky, black fruits, blackcurrant and plum at peak ripeness, still strongly oaky, structured palate, solid and rich, with an imposing tannic framework, lots of fruit, this powerful Pessac-Léognan shows great potential.

Bettane et Desseauve : 
01.04.2008
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

The 2006 Red is a pleasant surprise:  smooth, rich and elegant, in line with the seductive 2005.

Le Point : 
01.06.2007
 - Note : 
13.00 / 20

Red fruit nose. Elegant and very round on the palate with marked oak at this stage. Peak : 2010. Drinking window : 10 years. (Jacques Dupont)

La Revue du Vin de France : 
25.05.2007
 - Note : 
from 15.00 to 16.00 / 20

Primeurs - Superb nose of ripe fruit and stylish oak, elegant and complex; the palate is smooth, plump, velvety, fresh on the finish. Harmony exemplified.

Consumption period

2013 - 2021

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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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