Château Coufran 2016 - A.O.C Haut-Médoc
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89.5 sur 100 based on 2 Average rating of the Experts
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89.5
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Experts Reviews

90-91/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

A silky and pretty red with chocolate, coffee bean and dark fruit. Full body. Flavorful finish.
90-91
points on 100
Dark crimson. Exceptionally light nose with chunky ripe fruit on the palate. Not very luscious. Sandpaper finish.
16
points on 20

Description

Often referred to as Pomerol du Médoc given its percentage of Merlot (85%). With a nice fat, it remains a typical Haut-Médoc by its round and flexible side to the tasting. The old Merlots of this vintage give it a certain aptitude for aging with a surprising average age of 50 year old vines.


A rich history

The history of Château Coufran began under the impetus of Mrs. Louis Miailhe who, thanks to war compensation, acquired it. Coming from a family of wine brokers whose history dates back to 1793, many generations of Miailhe practiced this profession until 1970 when Jean ended his career in the profession. The first winemaker of the family was Frederic, in the middle of the 19th century who by the chance of a marriage was to the Queens of the Castle Siran. Louis and Edouard, his sons who worked as brokers in the family business, were among the most active in making many acquisitions of Medoc properties during the difficult crisis that struck Bordeaux between 1920 and 1950. The last winemaker of this family branch is Edouard Miailhe at Château Siran following the sale of Pichon Comtesse by May Eliane de Lencquesaing. For the descendants of Louis, only his son Jean remained in viticulture in Coufran and Verdignan. In the course of the 80s, her two children Marie Cécile Vicaire and Eric Miailhe took over at the head of the property in order to perpetuate an exceptional family heritage.


Vinification

Vinification is done using the traditional Bordeaux method in stainless steel tanks controlled by a temperature control system. The work of the tanks (pumping over, punching, unloading ...) and the duration of maceration are determined according to the characteristics of each vintage and especially the type of wine sought. At the end of the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, different selection tastings are carried out before the final assembly of the first wine made in December by the boards Mrs Jacques and Eric BOISSENOT. Only 2/3 of the production will be retained for this first wine. This in order to express the best so encépagement atypical Coufran and produce a great wine that is located every year in the high end of the appellation.


In the cellars

The aging in barrels is done for 12 months with a renewal in new wood by 1/4 each year (mainly French oak). On the occasion of the collage, in the spring of the second year, there is a final assembly to ensure that the bottled Grand Vin is perfectly homogeneous. The estate uses natural cork stoppers, "extra heavy" bottles, a draft with the HACCP standard and an engraving of the lot number on each bottle (from the 2005 vintage). The bottles are then stored in an air conditioned room to optimize their aging.


Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Coufran
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Haut-Médoc
  • Superficy
    76 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    50 ans
  • Harvests
    Mechanicals
  • Barrels
    25% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
    2028
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Haut-Médoc is made with a vineyard that has an area of 76 hectares by Château Coufran. The average age of the vines is 50 ans. The harvest for this wine are Mechanicals.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 25% of new barrels.

Haut-Médoc

The clearing and enhancement of the Médoc only dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. The wines of this region are quickly known and their fame crosses borders.The appellation is recognized by the decree of November 14, 1936, updated in December 2011.
The soils are mainly composed of gravels, that is to say a mixture of gravels and sands, with nuances given the extent of the appellation area and the presence of a clay-limestone subsoil outcropping very marginally.