Nos vins 2017 - Couhins-Lurton
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Château Couhins-Lurton Red

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 2017 Château Couhins-Lurton red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 65% / Cabernet Sauvignon 35%


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


Its color, deep, intense, close to ruby, is embellished with sumptuous purple reflections.


The nose is very aromatic. It exhales a pleasant mixture of black fruit aromas, very ripe (Morello cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry), to which come to marry, for our greatest pleasure, a light smoked and some soft notes of liquorice.


In the mouth, it is a soft wine at the attack, juicy at the development, and particularly fruity, with ripe tannins, fruit (black berries such as blackcurrant, blackberry). The whole is enhanced by subtle spicy notes, slightly aniseed. It offers us a nice persistence in the finish. It is a very elegant and greedy wine, which is somewhat similar to the Burgundian style. The finesse of this great wine can be appreciated with guinea fowl fillets, quails with grapes, or a nice cheese platter (Vieux Gouda, Roquefort).

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Quite bold and brassy oak on offer here and the rich dark fruit is very convincing on the nose and palate. The tannins are finely carved and assertively played here. Offers good drinking now and will age nicely for ten-plus years.

Vinous : 

The 2017 Couhins-Lurton has a pure bouquet with black cherry, cassis and liquorice aromas. This has a little more fruité than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin that loosens up with aeration, leading to a fresh, well defined finish that is just pretty and floral. (Neal Martin)

Markus del Monego : 
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Dark purple red with violet hue. Fine nose with juicy fruit, blackcurrants and sweet elderberries. Discreet minerality in the background. On the palate juicy with good structure, depth and length.

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 91.00 / 100

Some pretty cool fruit to this young wine with blackberry and mineral character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. Very well done for the vintage.

The Wine Spectator : 
 - Note : 
from 89.00 to 92.00 / 100

Fresh and pure, with a tasty beam of cassis and cherry puree flavors flecked with a light iron hint. Sleek finish. (James Molesworth)

Consumption period

2020 - 2031

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16.00 ha




Grape harvest

By hand


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.


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

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C



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.