Chateau Coufran 1991 - Haut-Medoc CRU BOURGEOIS SUPERIEUR
Frequently called "Pomerol of the Médoc", the originality of Château Coufran is in geography and in the selection, the first singular first of its plantings. Its vines, planted almost exclusively Merlot, climb the ridges overlooking the mouth of the Gironde. The precocity of this grape makes wonders on this gravel soil dry or sandy, particularly well exposed. The vineyard produces fine wines, elegant and rich in flavor, while being bold and very balanced. With a traditional aging in oak barrels, this wine is synonymous with fleshy, rich, soft, developing a touch of ripe fruit when it is still young. Recently promoted Cru Bourgeois in the revision of the 1932 classification, which occurred in June 2003, Coufran castle is among the leading group of Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Grapes||85 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon|
|When to drink||N/A|
An average vintage with a small amount of crop. Terrible spring frosts devastated most of the Bordeaux vineyards. The late release of new buds was offset by a good summer, but heavy rains in September altererent the perfect ripeness of the grapes. Many areas have downgraded their entire harvest. The wines are soft, pleasant but not very concentrated. These are names in Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Saint-Estephe found the best successes. The dry whites are scarce. The sweet turn out light and without character.