Chateau La Couspaude "Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion" 2015

Blend of Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
A still red wine from the Pomerol region of France.


Structured with fine tannins. Dark berries, licorice and underwood.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion from Chateau La Couspaude profile is rather dark, fruity with a balsamic note.

The nose opens with dark ripe berries, a strong licorice aroma and underwood notes.

On the palate the tannins and the acidity show a very good structure.

The mouthfeel is chewy and suggests potential for aging.

93
Score 93

My score / points

Chateau La Couspaude "Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion" 2015
Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion (2015) Review
Estate making Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion Estate Chateau La Couspaude
Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion (2015) Label Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion
Style of Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion Style Red & Still
Country of Chateau La Couspaude Country France
Region of Chateau La Couspaude Region Pomerol
Grape blend of Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vintage of Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion Vintage 2015
My review of Grand Cru Classé Saint Emillion Points
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Merlot

Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-wine variety of grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known red wine grape varieties in the world. It is grown in nearly every major wine-producing region, in a wide range of climates, from the Okanagan Valley in Canada to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon rose to popularity as a result of its use in Bordeaux wines, where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grape spread through Europe and into the New World, settling in places like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, Australia’s Margaret River and Coonawarra valleys, and Chile’s Maipo Valley and Colchagua. It was the world’s most widely planted premium red wine grape for most of the twentieth century, before Merlot overtook it in the 1990s. By 2015, however, Cabernet Sauvignon had reclaimed its place as the most widely planted wine grape, with 341,000 hectares (3,410 km2) under vine globally.

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Cabernet Franc

Grapevine that yields black grapes used for wine

Cabernet Franc is a popular black grape variety grown all over the world. It’s mostly grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but it can also be vinified on its own, as in Chinon in the Loire. It is also made into ice wine in Canada and the United States, in addition to being used in blends and grown as a varietal.

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