Chateau Haut Corbin St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Chateau Haut Corbin was purchased in 1986 by the Mutuelles d’Assurance du Batiment et des Travaux Publics company. Since that time. they have continued to invest in the property.

Chateau Haut Corbin Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 6.47 hectare Chateau Haut Corbin vineyard is located close to the Pomerol appellation.  The terroir consists of gravel over sand, clay and limestone. It’s planted to 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. That gives Chateau Haut Corbin one of the highest concentrations of Cabernet Sauvignon in Saint Emilion as well as in all of the Right Bank. The vines are old. Many of their vines are close to 45 years of age. The vine density is between 5,500 and 6,000 vines per hectare.

To produce the wine of Chateau Haut Corbin, vinification takes place in large, temperature controlled, wooden vats. Chateau Haut Corbin is aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintage. Chateau Haut Corbin has an annual production of close to 3,500 cases of St. Emilion wine per vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Haut Corbin with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Haut Corbin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Haut Corbin is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Haut Corbin is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Following the results of the 2012 St. Emilion Classification, Chateau Haut Corbin was merged into Chateau Grand Corbin. 2011 is the final vintage of Chateau Haut Corbin.

Château Haut-Corbin Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2009 Château Haut-Corbin ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. 2009 Haut Corbin, 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc, is medium bodied wine done in a light style. It offers some plush dark berries in its soft, easy to drink style. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  2. 2008 Château Haut-Corbin ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. 2008 Château Haut Corbin, with its black raspberry nose, elegant style, and medium body, provides a nice, early drinking St. Emilion. 86-89 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  3. 2005 Château Haut-Corbin ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Drinking great today, licorice, black cherries and wet forest floor scents open to a plush, soft, round, easy to like St. Emilion for not a lot of money.

      89 points - Tasted