Château Coufran, Haut-Médoc (Bordeaux, France) 2014

($18): Château Coufran, an oddity on the Left Bank because of its high proportion of Merlot, combines a leafy earthy component with fine tannins in their 2014.  It’s a steal.  And just because Coufran is not a “classified growth” (that is, it was not classified as Grand Cru Classé in 1855) do not dismiss its ability to develop with age.  I recently had a bottle of the 1982 Coufran, which was wonderfully fresh and complex.
90 Michael Apstein Feb 14, 2017