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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Ch. Coufran Haut-Medoc 2005
Ch. Coufran Haut-Medoc 2005
(search item no. 94395)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tons of fruit and spice aromas. A bold wine due to old vines Merlot picked at the right time. Ample and tasty. The largest Coufran vintage ever produced, dethroning the famous 1995 vintage. The qualitative transformation of this atypical cru is 85% Merlot and confirms that this lot is full of surprises.
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About Chateau Coufran:

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.