Graves & Pessac whites 2012: panel tasting results

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The crus classés and Pessac-Léognans fared best, with the Graves AC entries more inconsistent, but all the wines came under scrutiny by our panel for their oak use. Nevertheless, 16 wines were rated highly-recommended by our expert judges - see them all here...
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Graves & Pessac whites
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Château Couhins-Lurton, Graves Cru Classé

Château Couhins-Lurton, Graves Cru Classé
Decanter average score: 17.75/20pts (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18 Andy Howard MW 17.75 Steven Spurrier 17.5
Elegant nose of white flowers, ripe apricot and a hint of jasmine. Good ripeness on the palate, which has a spicy edge. Fine, piercing acidity supports and cuts the ripe fruit and gives excellent length.
Price: £31.49 Bibendum
Drink 2014-2025
Alc 13.5%