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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 2007
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

Merlot 77% / Cabernet Sauvignon 23%.

Weather

2007 was cool and wet from May to August, and not particularly conducive to ripening for the red wine varieties. A beautiful month of September – warm and relatively dry – meant that the grapes could be picked over a long period at perfect ripeness.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Deep garnet-red with brick-coloured highlights.

Nose

The bouquet is redolent of leather and roasted coffee beans, going on to reveal a smoky nuance with aeration.

Mouth

Velvety on the palate with flavours reminiscent of very ripe strawberry and earth. Fine structure thanks to quality tannin. (Johanna Dayer - July 2013)

Ratings and reviews

Other : 
01.11.2012
 - Note : 
16.50 / 20

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

Gault et Millau : 
15.01.2011
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

This Pessac red is already showing distinctive maturity: the nose has swathes of fruit, blackberry and cassis. The palette is fresh and elegant, with silky tannins and good length.

Le Guide Hachette : 
02.09.2010

2011 Edition - Known at the end of the 17th century as "Bourdieu de la Gravette", this vineyard, planted on fine sand and gravel soils, was due to be uprooted when André Lurton took it over, first as a tenant farmer in 1967, acquiring the title to the land in 1972. In 2007, the youthful vines, mostly Merlots, planted just fifteen years before, took a battering, but the winemaking team stepped up to the plate and have made a wine that is soft and ample, quite unlike the harsh summer that produced it. Fleshy, smooth and delicious, this vintage shows velvety tannins that will support cellaring until the oak has mellowed.

The Wine Enthusiast : 
01.04.2010
 - Note : 
88.00 / 100

Dry, spicy wine, with some good dense tannins. There is some power here, the dark fruits hinting at sweetness, but this is followed by the high acidity typical of the vintage. It should all come together in a year to 18 months. (Roger Voss)

Decanter : 
01.03.2010
 - Note : 
from 17.00 to 20.00
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Oak still very present on the nose along with fresh, classic blackcurrant fruit. The palate is well balanced and elegant, wrapped up in firm tannins, some minerality and nice peppery characters on the finish. Approachable now but the oak will soften up with time. Great value. From 2012.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
14.50 / 20

Grands crus 2007 - Exuberant red and black fruit nose, with subtle floral notes, the palate is clean and fruity, noticeable tannins, very fresh, elegant and easy to drink.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.06.2008
 - Note : 
from 14.50 to 15.50 / 20

Great Success.

Consumption period

2013 - 2022

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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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