93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% Sauvignon Gris
Notes: Cru Classe de Graves in 1959.
The 2019 Blanc comes in at 14% alcohol and is being aged on the lees in French oak barrels, 15% new, for approximately 10 months. After giving the glass a few vigorous swirls, the nose comes out to play with ripe, opulent scents of golden delicious apples, freshly sliced peaches and pink grapefruit with touches of allspice, honeysuckle and paraffin wax. The medium-bodied palate is chock-full of expressive apple and stone fruit flavors with loads of spicy nuances and just enough freshness, finishing on a yeasty note. (7/15/2020)
The 2019 Couhins Blanc is a suave, elegant wine. Soft contours play off nicely the bright Sauvignon Blanc aromatics. Orchard fruit, sage, lemon peel and crushed rocks all lift effortlessly from the glass. The 2019 finishes with terrific resonance and substance. (6/18/2020)
The 2019 Couhins Blanc has a pretty, light bouquet of white flowers mixed with lemon rind, a light leesy note in the background. The palate is well balanced, quite rounded in the mouth with just the right amount of acidity to offset the tropical notes of pineapple and mango. Good tension here, a fine white Pessac-Léognan that should not be overlooked. (6/16/2020)
The 2019 Château Couhins Blanc showed nicely, offering juicy notes of nectarines and mandarin orange, as well as a medium-bodied, racy style on the palate. It shows the soft, forward style of the whites from the vintage, and while I suspect it won’t be the longest-lived white, it should still evolve nicely for 4-6 years. (6/18/2020)
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