Chateau Corbin 2020
Chateau Corbin 2020, crafted by the Cruse-Bardinet family, is a prestigious blend of age-old traditions and family heritage. Hand-picked with passion and precision, it harks back to the Hundred Years’ War with a commitment to the highest winemaking standards. Renowned for its beautifully rich and flavorful complexity, this Bordeaux-style wine will be an unforgettable addition to any meal or occasion.
Chateau Corbin 2020 is a Classified Great Growth located at the gateway to Saint-Emilion. Boasting 12.3 hectares of Merlot (92%) and Cabernet Franc (8%) vines, the wine is carefully cultivated in a clay- and sand-influenced soil and aged 33 years on average. This delicate and exquisite vintage is harvested manually, preserving the quality of the grapes.
Grape Composition: Merlot (95%) and Cabernet Franc (5%)
|Enjoyably sleek, plenty of freshness and clarity of fruit. A little tight through the mid palate that pauses the momentum, but this will fill out over ageing, and offers a ton of potential for future pleasure. Jean Luc Thunevin has been consultant for the past three years, but in global strategy rather than winemaking - all winemaking decisions are made by Annabelle Corbin and her cellar master Nicolas Fabre. A yield of 44hl/ha, 77% of production went into the first wine. Aged in a mix of barrels and glass wine globes. Harvest September 8 to 19.|
|The 2020 Corbin is a very elegant, precise wine. Silky, beautifully perfumed and light on its feet, it impresses with its purity and guile. The Corbin is not an obvious Saint-Émilion; rather, it is a wine that is all finesse. Crushed berry fruit, spice, mint, blood orange and cedar are all laced together. This is such a classy, polished wine.|
|James Suckling: 94|
|Blueberries and blackberries with smoke and tar undertones. Mushrooms. Full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins and a juicy and fruity finish. Plenty going on with real St.-Emilion character.|