2011 Les Charmes de Grand Corbin
2nd wine of Grand Cru Classé, Château Grand Corbin
- Saint Emilion Grand Cru
- Bordeaux, Right bank
Les Charmes de Grands Corbin is one of a new breed of second wines which is just as fine and age-worthy as many a Grand Vin.This is a very serious St. Émilion which, while delicious now (particularly if decanted an hour or two before serving), will continue to develop for around a decade to come. It wears a good deep color and has plenty going on on the nose with soaring plum, blackcurrant and damson fruit notes../span>
Structured and tannic, it will pair best with hearty and flavorful meat dishes. Steak or braised lamb make for a classic pairing.
The Winery : Château Grand Corbin
The historic area of Corbin is an ancient land, situated on the northwestern part of the Saint-Emilion plateau bordering Pomerol. Over time and many generations the ancient feudal domain was divided, creating six properties bearing the Corbin name.
Did you know ?
A knight in training; a legendary Prince of Wales, son of Edward III; a Perigord aristocrat serving the English king at the Battle of Castillon in 1453; members of the Libourne bourgeoisie; a Polignac nobleman; a notary; an innkeeper; a soldier in the King’s bodyguard; a “prince of vines”... To catalog the owners of Grand Corbin is to write the history of the Libourne region and Aquitaine, an intense, often chaotic story which forged the reputation and success of Saint-Emilion wine.
91 points @ Wine Spectator
- 58% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 33% Merlot
- 9% Cabernet Franc