A generous and powerful Saint-Emilion Grand Cru red wine
A Classified Growth of Saint-Émilion, Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel has a 7-hectare single vineyard with vines averaging 33 years. They are planted in clay-limestone soils, which are characteristic of the appellation. Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel plants 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged in barrels (50% in new barrels) for 17 months.
The Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel 2010 is very fruity (blackcurrant and candied cherry notes) with a grippy body on the palate. The mouthfeel is generous and powerful with flavors of oak, licorice and tobacco that continue until the finish. The tannic structure of this wine suggests that it can be kept until at least 2025. This is a great success for the Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Composed of 50 % Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has lots of black currants and sweet cherries along with some tobacco leaf, licorice, and subtle background oak and earth. It should drink well for up to a decade or more.