Getting André Lurton out of the closet


See also The persistent whites of Pessac-Léognan.

The team at London retailer Theatre of Wine were intrigued to find, on a visit to André Lurton’s Bordeaux operation, unusually copious stocks of old vintages of dry white Pessac-Léognan, back to 2004 in some cases. The reason became clear when they examined the tops of the bottles: screwcaps.

By the turn of the century André Lurton, owner of Chx Couhins-Lurton, de Cruzeau, La Louvière and de Rochemorin in Pessac-Léognan (an appellation he virtually created) and based for decades at Ch Bonnet in Grézillac, Entre-Deux-Mers, had become thoroughly disillusioned, like so many...