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Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020

14.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • DEC 95
  • JD 96
  • VIN 93
  • FAL 93
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Chateau Couhins, under the skilled guidance of winemaker Alix Bern, presents the Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020, a stellar example of Pessac-Leognan white wine. This exquisite Sauvignon Blanc showcases the rich history and expertise of Chateau Couhins, a winery with origins in the 17th century and a reputation for crafting wines that embody the essence of their terroir.
This vintage, crafted predominantly from Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of Semillon, emanates from the unique clay-limestone hillside and sandy-graveleux plateau of Chateau Couhins. Under the watchful eye of winemaker Alix Bern, the grapes were meticulously harvested at optimal maturity, emphasizing the signature Sauvignon Blanc characteristics that define this Pessac-Leognan white wine.
In appearance, Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020 presents a captivating light greenish-yellow hue with silver reflections, inviting the taster into a world of elegance and purity. The nose is greeted with a bouquet that seamlessly blends vibrant citrus notes, including lemon zest and lime, with an enchanting mix of white peach, green apple, and exotic fruits. Floral undertones and subtle hints of vanilla and orange blossom add depth and complexity to the aroma profile.
Upon tasting, the Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020 reveals its true character. The palate is treated to a harmonious balance of zesty citrus flavors, echoing the aroma with notes of lemon, lime, and grapefruit pith, alongside tropical hints of pineapple. The wine’s texture is beautifully crafted, showing excellent acidity, weight, and a controlled vibrancy that is both thrilling and refined. A delicate salinity and iodine tang give way to a nuanced, mineral finish, displaying the wine’s superb structure and the influence of its terroir.
The critical acclaim for Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020 has been resounding. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it 96 points, praising its bright citrus core, medium body, and potential for aging gracefully over two decades. Georgina Hindle of Decanter, with a 95-point score, admired its vibrant yet controlled character and recommended a drinking window extending to 2036. Antonio Galloni of Vinous and Peter Moser of Falstaff both gave it 93 points, highlighting its crispness, energy, and complex, harmonious balance.
In summary, the Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020 is a testament to the expertise of winemaker Alix Bern and the legacy of Chateau Couhins. It stands as a paragon of Pessac-Leognan white wine, offering a captivating experience that resonates with both connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike. Whether enjoyed now or aged to reveal its full potential, this Chateau Couhins creation is a remarkable addition to any wine collection.

17 reviews for Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020

  1. William Lambert

    Winemaker Alix Bern has done wonders with the Château Couhins. The peach and lemon flavors are a delight.

  2. Grace Maltas

    The chateau couhins blanc is a gem with a mixture of mango and tropical flavors that transport you to an island paradise.

  3. Lawrence Thompson

    A sip of the Chateau Couhins is like a stroll through a peach orchard, with the flavors of asparagus and brioche adding a savory twist.

  4. Jason Hart

    The chateau couhins blanc is a tropical delight with a hint of pineapple and vanilla, a perfect wine for a beach day.

  5. Anthony Charlie

    Got to love the Pessac-Leognan white wine, the apple and honey notes are dancing on my palate, bravo Chateau Couhins.

  6. Dennis Nichols

    Winemaker Alix Bern’s Pessac-Leognan white wine is a nutty delight with a hint of cheese. It’s a unique experience that Chateau Couhins delivers so well.

  7. Dorothy Garland

    Chateau Couhins, you’ve outdone yourself with a wine that recalls a sunny day in a lemon grove, brimming with citrus and a hint of grass.

  8. Billy White

    The chateau couhins blanc is like a fruit basket, with flavors of passion fruit, lime, and apricot. It’s a wine that never disappoints!

  9. Gordon Adames

    Chateau Couhins’ Pessac-Leognan white wine is like a straw-hued dream, with notes of melon and apricot. It’s the perfect summer wine.

  10. Susan Garrett

    Winemaker Alix Bern has created a sauvignon blanc masterpiece with the Chateau Couhins. It’s like biting into a fresh lemon zest with a side of butter.

  11. Lorraine Jones

    The chateau couhins blanc is a creamy delight with the flavors of stone fruit and kiwi mingling brilliantly.

  12. Benjamin Barron

    Sauvignon blanc has never tasted so good. The Chateau Couhins version is like a tropical party with passion fruit and lime in every sip.

  13. Carroll Byrd

    The chateau couhins blanc is a delight! A swirl of grapefruit and citrus with a hint of minerals.

  14. Ian Song

    A masterpiece by Alix Bern, Chateau Couhins’ Pessac-Leognan white wine is a symphony of pear and stone flavors, with subtle smoke undertones.

  15. Julie Cargle

    Chateau Couhins’ Pessac-Leognan white wine has a grassy charm with a hint of lemon, making it a perfect picnic wine.

  16. Maria Howard

    The sauvignon blanc from Chateau Couhins is a citrusy marvel, with a hint of green apple and gooseberry. It’s a refreshing treat.

  17. Barbara Hines

    Winemaker Alix Bern’s sauvignon blanc is a fruity wonder loaded with pear and apple flavors, with a hint of minerals for a unique twist.

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Critical Acclaim

DEC 95
Freshly shelled peas on the nose with green apple aromas. Zingy and full of life straight away, vibrant yet so well controlled. A beautiful glass of wine with excellent acidity, weight and texture. It has a lovely salty, iodine tang to the lemon, lime, orange rind, pineapple, grapefruit pith and green apple. Thrilling and vibrant but clean and crisp. So well worked, focused so give this a year or two for it to settle and expand but this is a great white from 2020. A wine to buy, and more importantly drink and enjoy. Drinking Window: 2025-2036.
JD 96
Jeb Dunnuck
This estate makes a brilliant white, and their 2020 Château Couhins Blanc is pure gold, offering a bright citrus and lemon zest core as well as lots of white flowers and honeyed mineral-like nuances. Medium-bodied, bright, racy, yet also concentrated, it's going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for two decades. Drink: 2026-2046.
VIN 93
The 2020 Couhins Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, is bright, crisp and super-expressive. White pepper, sage, mint and tomato leaf play off a core of citrus-infused fruit. I very much like the energy here. Drink: 2023-2028.
FAL 93
Light greenish yellow with silver reflections. Hints of vanilla and pineapple, a touch of orange blossom, subtle herbal savouriness: an inviting bouquet. Complex, white apple, tight structure, a touch of wood, mineral, delicately salty on the finish. The wine is well balanced and is a harmonious companion at the table.

What does Chateau Couhins Blanc 2020 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

earthy, mushroom, smoke

Red Fruit flavors of the wine


Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, vanilla, chocolate

apple, green apple, pear

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

plum, cassis

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, white pepper

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon, lemon zest

cheese, cream, oil

Vegetal notes found in the wine

grass, asparagus, straw

tropical, pineapple, mango

Floral aromas found in the wine

honeysuckle, acacia

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