Château Coucy 2003 Bordeaux Montagne Saint Emilion

Producer: Château Coucy
Price: $24
Vintage: 2003
Winemaker Notes:

  • Surface: 20 ha
  • Soils: Clayey-limestone
  • Grape Varieties Planted: Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
  • Average Age of Vines: 25 years
  • Ageing: 20% new barrels, 20% one year barrels, 60% tanks
  • Production: 80,000 bottles
  • Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Additional Notes: This property has been part of the Maureze family for generations.  The Great Grandfather, Edouard Maureze worked long days to develop a style of viticulture that has become a family trait.  Mr. Maureze, the grandson of Edouard is now the winery manager of the famed California winery Dominus in the US.  His son and nephews now manage the two properties in Castillon and in Montagne Saint-Emilion, like their Great Grandfather did a century ago. Now, the vineyards and vinification are under Jean-Luc Thunevin’s supervision.

 

Virginia Pour House Notes:

  • Aroma: plum, oak, spice, and tobacco
  • Flavors: hints of dark berries, mocha, spice, with a touch of cedar
  • Finish: spice and tobacco with dark berry undertones carry on the rich lingering flavor
  • Body/Structure: medium bodied / medium tannins
  • Additional Notes: I originally intended on saving this bottle for a few more years but decided to pop it open recently. The first sip I poured SCREAMED “decant me!”. After an hour of decanting time, this bottle opened up quite a bit and allowed some hints of dark berries and dried plum to shine through the oak, spice, and tobacco base. A descent and inexpensive Bourdeaux blend for just about any hearty meal.

 

VIRGINIA POUR HOUSE RATING

  85 Points

 

 

 

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