STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Chateau Grand Corbin Despagne has been in the hands of the Despagne family for over two centuries! Which is quite a rarity these days as very few founding families continue holding on to their estates. The 29 hectare Chateau Grand Corbin vineyard is planted to 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years, the Malbec that was previously planted here has been almost completely removed. The vineyard is located close to the Pomerol border. It is one of 7 estates to share the name of Corbin in their name.
50% Aged in New Oak 18 months.
Deep crimson. Attractive freshness and nothing exaggerated on the nose. Very clean and straightforward but very unsubtle. Good honest farm-made St-Émilion. 16/20 Points Jancis Robinson.