Château Couhins-Lurton: Tasting & Drinking

Both Château Couhins and Château Couhins-Lurton have maintained a lower profile than other châteaux in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and looking at their recent histories it is not hard to see why. This seems especially true of Château Couhins-Lurton which, although it has been producing a white wine for several decades, only began producing a red wine in 2002. It has seen a huge expansion in this activity, the red vineyard expanding from nothing to 19 hectares within a decade or two.

Despite this huge shift towards red wine, it does seem to be the white wines of both Château Couhins and Château Couhins-Lurton that have gained most traction, perhaps because the style is rare in Bordeaux today, whereas the red wines operate in a much more competitive field. We all notice a ‘new’ classed growth white in Pessac-Léognan more readily than the we would a red, the region frequently overlooked in this regard.

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