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Chateau Couhins 2017

$228 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $38 / Unit
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    An Ample and Vivacious Grand Cru Classe White Wine from Graves

    A Grand Cru Classe de Graves located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation in the south of the Bordeaux region, Chateau Couhins oversees a vineyard with exceptional terroir.

    A wine estate that includes both a research center and a production center, Chateau Couhins benefits from the expertise of INRA, owner of the chateau since 1969 and producing some of the highest quality wines of this appellation by means of micro-parcel viticulture.

    Situated upon a ridge of gravel, the vineyard of Chateau Couhins benefits from its terroir in various ways. The soil of this region is a combination of gravelly pebbles with clay, ensuring the optimal ripening of the grapes by trapping heat during the day and releasing it overnight. This soil also regulates the level of water through the sponge effect of the clay.

    The 2017 vintage required constant attention from the Chateau Couhins team, guided by the expert advice of the Derenoncourt Consulting group. Chateau Couhins Blanc 2017 is the perfect reward for all the hard work, displaying an excellent profile and a vintage that favored the dry whites of Bordeaux.

    With a blend dominated by Sauvignon Blanc (98%), supplemented with 2% Sauvignon gris, the Chateau Couhins Blanc 2017 brilliantly illustrates the aromatic expression of its main grape variety. The olfactory palette exudes freshness, through notes of stone fruits and white-fleshed fruit, like peach and pear, enhanced by generous passion fruit notes and delicate floral touches. The attack on the palate seduces with the perfect balance achieved between density and freshness. The finish prolongs the pleasure with an extraordinary length. A 2017 vintage that promises to be a great success for Château Couhins.

    Parker : 92 / 100
    J. Suckling : 93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the Couhins 2017 Blanc starts off a little closed before revealing scents of fresh lime juice, lemonade and orange blossoms plus hints of wet pebbles, jasmine and white pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating citrus and mineral layers plus a racy backbone, finishing long and chalky.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    J. Suckling
    93

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Chateau Couhins

    Sweetness
    Dry white wines

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    92

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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