1996 La Couspaude

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Average critic rating : 87.0 points



La Couspaude's 1996 has turned out well. This wine, made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc (3,000 cases), is given 100% new oak malolactic fermentation. Following malolactic fermentation, 25% of the new oak is replaced with additional new oak barrels, thus that portion of the cuvee is entitled to the so-called "200% new oak elevage." This is a richly fruity, sexy, medium-bodied, surprisingly soft and fragrant wine. Its open-knit aromatics consisting of pain grille, cherry liqueur, smoke, and black currants are followed buy a luscious, soft, lightly tannic wine. It is destined to be drunk during its first 10-12 years of life.|| Wine Advocate.April, 1999



Enticing aromas of crushed berries, blackberries and toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with pretty fruit flavors and silky tannins. Intense toasted coconut finish is a bit too woody. Lacks some midpalate fruit. Drink now through 2003. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1999

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La Couspaude 1996
+£275.33     (+181.14%) Latest price:  £427.33
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