2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1088686 92 points James Suckling

 Soft and fruity with milk chocolate. Full and round textured. Goes on for a minute or two. Excellent for the vintage. Better than I remember. And better in 2014, but why wait?  (7/2012)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Firm tannins, but also ripe, sweet fruits, with a fine balance. While the wine is on the light, fresh side, it does have a good, final structure.  (4/2010)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This Merlot-dominated wine displays a dense ruby/purple color, soft berry fruit intermixed with mocha, and hints of white chocolate, herbs, and spice. It should drink well for up to a decade or more. (RP)  (4/2010)

Wine Spectator

 Solid, with bitter cherry, black currant and plum skin notes framed by a chalky minerality, which hangs on the finish. Drink now through 2014.  (3/2012)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/12/2015 | Send Email
Old school property making more modern wines these days. Good value.
Drink from 2015 to 2020

By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2013 | Send Email
This was the one wine that really opened up after two to three hours of decanting to wake up the fruit. Right out of the bottle the nose was mushroomy and dusty, and the wine had a rustic mouthfeel, but after decanting the pretty red berry fruit became expressive and an earthy spice poked through.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/19/2013 | Send Email
We have a few house favorites when it comes to Bordeaux here at K&L, and the 2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc confirms why we love this property. For the Haut-Medoc, this wine has a huge proportion of Merlot at 85% and just a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon at 15%. The wine has a big, ripe, plumy nose, but is very elegant in the mouth. It reminded me very much of old fashioned Pomerol; medium bodied, pure, racy Merlot without the extraneous sugar and oak. At the price, too much of this wine will be consumed to young, but the patient will be rewarded with a great experience at a very small price. If you want to see how they age, we also have the 2003 in stock!
Drink from 2015 to 2029

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2012 | Send Email
Long time customers of K&L will recognize this producer. We have carried many different vintages over the years. I was privileged to taste the 2009 out of barrel when we visited the chateau a couple of years ago. The proprietor, Eric Miailhe, confided that he considered it the finest wine he had ever made, possibly the finest he would ever make at this property. This is a big wine! Tons of sweet fruit backed by fine tannins. Needs perhaps five years to pull itself together and can then be enjoyed for many years to come. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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