Château Couhins 2010 Red (Pessac-Léognan)
Couhins is based around a research center, so it’s not surprising that it makes a technically flawless wine. But there is much more to this 2010 with its dense tannins, spicy fruit, black plums and beautiful, balanced acidity. Age for 5–6 years.
Château Couhins 2007 White (Pessac-Léognan)
Owned by France’s national agricultural research institute, this estate has been curiously underperforming until the last two vintages. This 2007, almost entirely Sauvignon Blanc, continues the improvement, a deliciously fresh, herbaceous wine, with a currant freshness on top of grapefruit and lime.
Château Couhins 2009 White (Pessac-Léognan)
A food friendly wine, with its finely balanced herb and green tea flavors along with pear and red apple fruits. The wine is tangy, very Sauvignon in character, packed with a lime and pink grapefruit aftertaste.
Château Couhins 2008 Red (Pessac-Léognan)
Initially soft, then this wine, produced at one of the French government’s agricultural research stations, reveals big, dry tannins that cut through the fruit. Dark plums star in this very structured wine.
Château Couhins 2010 White (Pessac-Léognan)
This is a lively wine, with faint touches of wood to give a smoother character. The wine is bright while having the necessary depth of flavor to promise good aging.