2001 Coufran, Haut-Médoc SKU #1033480

Price: $19.99

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  • Mandana Tourani
    By: Mandana Tourani
    K&L Staff Member
    What a pleasant surprise 2001 vintage has become! This vintage held itself so beautifully and the wines have become more elegant and sophisticated by time. Beautiful flavor profile of plum and cherries, medium yet abundant with flavors body, sweet soft tannin and great smooth finish.Enjoy this wine now and put some aside since there is still a good 5-6 years left of the liveliness of it.
  • Chris DePaoli
    By: Chris DePaoli
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2001 Bordeauxs have long been overshadowed by the phenomenal 2000 offerings that preceded them, but given time, these bottles have been shown to be some of the best values in the region since the turn of the century: a trend this Coufran happily continues. Hearty, but with the trademark balance of the vintage, the dark fruit stars and is supported by leather and earth and herb. The acid is surprisingly present in a wine almost two decades old, but gives a solid, bracing frame that the tannins softly fill out. A good value at twice it’s price, and an exceptional one as it stands, only get as many as you can drink. Leave me the rest!
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    I can only imagine the look of satisfaction on the face of Louis Miailhe when he finally tasted his new merlot blend back in the ‘30s. See, Chateau Coufran was in veritable crisis mode; the cabernet just wasn’t getting ripe. So he replanted it to 85% merlot, and today you can taste the results and the magic in this 2001 vintage. It has earthiness, savoriness, leather, anise — but at its center is a beautiful blackberry fruit core whose ripeness can be attributed, in part, to Louis Miailhe. A beautiful wine, with a beautiful story at a very affordable price.
  • Cameron Price
    By: Cameron Price
    K&L Staff Member
    This Château has been owned by the Miailhe family since 1924 and is unusual for the Haut-Médoc as they have 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon planted where traditionally Cabernet Sauvignon is the favorite here on the Left-Bank. This 2001 was my value choice for our weekly Steak and Claret night (Must Try!) and it was more than exceptional; certainly at this price point. The wine still had acceptable power and plummy juiciness. The tannins are still surprisingly present and very well integrated which are a lovely match for your favorite steak, I only hope that this will be your 'Claret' as well. This wine is only classified as a Cru Bourgeois but hits just as hard as some of the big Châteaux.
    Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2020
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    This hearty and husky wine has aged beautifully and is drinking perfectly right now. Plenty of deep blackberry fruit fills out the middle while the acidity of the vintage shines through with youthful freshness. The tannins on this Old School classic have resolved nicely and the long leathery finish begs for some hearty food.


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