Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne 2016: a smooth and generous Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
The Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne is a Grand Cru Classe from the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation with a vineyard of 28.79 hectares. The vines have an average age of 39-years-old and grow in sandy-clay soil on iron oxide and ancient clay sand. The wine is aged in barrels (50% in new, 40% in one-year-old barrels and 10% in two-year-old barrels). The Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne 2016 blend is composed of 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne 2016 offers a nose rich in fruit. On the palate, the wine shows smoothness and generosity. This Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne 2016 is quite fleshy with tannins that persistently remain on the palate.
Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Spectator : 90 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Grand Corbin-Despagne rocks up with exuberant notions of wild blueberries, Black Forest cake and plum preserves with hints of lavender, underbrush and cloves. Full-bodied and with great concentration, the palate delivers bags of perfumed fruit layers, finishing with excellent persistence.
- Dessert wine
- J. Robinson
- J. Suckling
- Vinous - A. Galloni
- Wine Spectator
- Wine certification
- Grape varieties
- Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon
- Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne
- Grand cru classe
- Contains sulfites