Ch. Coufran Haut-Medoc 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Price: $25.99
Item No. 96870
  • RP89
  • WS88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

A dark and intense color. An expressive fruity nose, marked by delicate notes of prune.

The powerful and opulent mouth is a reflection of grapes harvested at the perfect time. Structured mature tannins allow complexity.

Critical Acclaim

"This primarily Merlot-based wine represents an excellent effort from this property. This deep plum/ruby/purple-tinged hussy boasts plenty of jammy black cherry fruit interwoven with notions of smoke, vanilla, and white chocolate. It is a sexy, up-front, fleshy effort with low acidity as well as abundant fruit, glycerin, and texture. Consume it over the next 7-8 years."
89 Points

"Lots of plum, berry and cherry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long finish. Very tight now. Give it time. Best after 2007."
88 Points

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Rating:
(9/20/2010)
I first tried this at Janos restaurant in Tucson. It's a very nice wine, big in the mouth, nice earthy, smokey qualities, and a steal at the discount price.
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Learn About Ch. Coufran Map ItMap It

In the XVIII and XIXth century, Chateau Coufran belonged to the Comte de Verthamon, under whose aegis production increased from 65 tonneaux in 1850 to 150 tonneaux in 1868. At this time, Verthamon sold the property to the Celevier family, in whose hands it remained untill ot was bought by Loius Miailhe in 1924. Today, Jean Maiilhe and his two children own Coufran and neighbor Verdignan. When Louis Miailhe bought Coufran, he planted 100% Merlot grapes, which was quite a revolutionary step in the predomonantly Cabernet Sauvignonm planted Medoc.

Learn About Medoc

(MEH-dok) Mecca of Wine Medoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estephe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Medoc - the Bas Medoc (or lower-Medoc) and the Haut Medoc (or upper-Medoc) - so given the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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