STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Chateau Coufran dates back at least to the mid 18th century. The vineyard first garnered notice close to the end of the 18th century when it was owned by the Baron Hector de Brane, who is best known for creating Chateau Brane Mouton, which we know of today as Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Coufran is notable for the high proportion of Merlot used in what is a left bank Bordeaux, this is in part due to its northerly proximity in the Medoc & consequenlty historical difficulties achieving ripeness with the Medocs signature grape Cabernet Sauvignon.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Coufran has a compelling nose of crushed black cherries, black raspberries and redcurrant jelly, plus suggestions of licorice, tar, lavender and tilled soil. Medium-bodied, the palate has a good amount of juicy red and black fruit flavors with a lively backbone and light chew of tannins, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift. 89/100 Points The Wine Advocate
25% Aged in New Oak 1 year.