Suckling: "A firm and linear wine with blackberries and hints of black licorice and tar. Medium body. Fresh finish."
Decanter: "Fragrant herbs and wildflowers on the nose. Bright red fruits on the palate, supple and agile, this is playful and so joyous, the fruit has such a lifted appeal, such gentle airiness, great balance with upfront fruitiness but also this cooling element and the wet stone minerality - a salty tang. Maybe more simple but well executed with a black pepper bite on the finish. 5% Cabernet Franc completes the blend."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Couhins (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) sports a deep purple hue to go with a tight, reserved, yet promising style in its red plum, darker raspberry, and peppery herb-like aromas and flavors. These traits carry over to the palate, where it's medium-bodied and has a focused mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and good mid-palate density. It's impressive now, and if this opens up over the course of its élevage, it will certainly merit an outstanding rating."
Chateau Couhins, Chemin de la Gravette, 33140 Villenave-d'Ornon, Frankreich