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Chateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2011

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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A really crackling style, with mouthwatering herb, fleur de sel and gooseberry notes leading the way and a core of white peach in reserve. This is superbrisk and refreshing, and should age a bit too.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points
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Chateau Couhins-Lurton

Chateau Couhins-Lurton

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Chateau Couhins-Lurton, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
2011 Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale)
Known in the late 17th century under the name "Bourdieu de La Gravette", the Couhins estate belonged to Maître Alphonse Banchereau, a famous Bordeaux lawyer. The size of the estate was virtually identical to what it is today: ten hectares of farmland and vineyards on the finest gravelly rises in the parish of Villenave d’Ornon.

In the meanwhile, in 1972, André Lurton had acquired a beautiful section of the vineyard from INRA, effectively dividing the great growth in two. In 1992, André Lurton purchased the château, the cellars, the outbuildings and the beautiful grounds from Monsieur and Madame Conte, thereby completing the creation of Château Couhins Lurton.

The grounds and gardens were designed in the 19th century by the famous landscape artist Lebreton. These have now recovered their former splendour thanks to the Bordeaux architect Anouck Debarre. In September 2002, the first red wine grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, from a beautiful plot with gravel soil, were brought to be crushed in Couhins-Lurton's brand new cellar. A tradition going back more than a century was thus reborn.

BEYCOUHINS_2011 Item# 118677

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