Chateau Couhins-Lurton

PESSAC-LEOGNAN, BORDEUX, FRANCE

André Lurton saved this estate as in 1967 the then owner, Madame Gasqueton, decided she was going to grub up the vines. He offered to look after them and keep the chateau's history of winemaking going. Then in 1970, her family sold the vineyard to the Societe d'Amanagement Foncier et d'Establissement Rural (SAFER) who decided to divide it up and sell it. Two years later, Lurton managed to buy part of the vineyard, and then in 1992 he bought the chateau, cellars, outbuildings and grounds, bringing a lot of the estate together to create Couhins-Lurton. A new cellar followed in the early 21st Century and now, the wines are receiving the critical acclaim they deserve.

13% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2004 75cl
"Such a lovely red - elegant, cherry, mint and thyme with a soft tannin, mulchy earth coming through with a little bit of pipe tobacco." 90/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family...
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11% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 1983 75cl
"Soft citrus fruit, bread and butter pudding on the nose with brioche and apricot. The palate has nice acidity, some fresher fruit asnd then a little spice." 89/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the...
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17% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 1967 75cl
"Peach cobbler, spice and butter with a little nutmeg. Palate is old, but still with nice acidity, some lemon and grapefruit pith and honey." 88/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate...
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Only 1 leftChateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 1988 75cl
"A weighty wine - the bottle I tried was a richer, more complex wine with spice and citrus marmalade." History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate Château Bonnet in Grézillac and continued the work...
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9% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2011 75cl
"Such a nice wine - bold, earthy, coffee and cherry with some wooden sideboard on the nose. The palate is lovely, still young with plenty of time to come" History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic...
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9% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2008 75cl
"Unfortunately this wine doesn't have Grand Cru status, but only because the Chateau didn't have any red grapes when it was classified in the 1950's! The wine is of CG quality though, ripe cassis, cherry and with leather aromas. The...
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