Chateau Coufran 1994 - 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|
A vintage good but irregular. After a hot and dry summer, the quality of this vintage was compromised by heavy rains. Many producers sacrificed 30-50% of their harvest. Their wines are then concentrated, tannic and good guard. Others are austere and lean. Those from the Merlot experienced the highest achievements. Harvested before the rains, dry white parfaitemement are balanced. Sweet wines are elegant and fruity but small guard.