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Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

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2023
93
Flowers, licorice, chocolate, cinnamon, black cherries, and black raspberries fill the aromatic profile. Silky, long, and vibrant, with richness, creamy textures, and a vibrancy to the sweet, dark fruits in the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 75% Merlot, with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, licorice, chocolate, cinnamon, black cherries, and black raspberries fill the aromatic profile. Silky, long, and vibrant, with richness, creamy textures, and a vibrancy to the sweet, dark fruits in the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 75% Merlot, with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
94
Dark in color, the wine pops with chocolate, licorice, black cherries, plums and flowers in the nose. Medium-bodied, round, fresh and sweet, the dark red fruits with their lush textures, lift and sucrosity create a gorgeous mouth-feel on the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV, 3.64 pH. Drink from 2025-2045. 94-95 Pts.

Dark in color, the wine pops with chocolate, licorice, black cherries, plums and flowers in the nose. Medium-bodied, round, fresh and sweet, the dark red fruits with their lush textures, lift and sucrosity create a gorgeous mouth-feel on the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV, 3.64 pH. Drink from 2025-2045. 94-95 Pts.

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2021
92
Fennel, black cherries, espresso and flowers show in the aromatic profile. The palate is medium-bodied, soft fresh and creamy, with a lean to its bright cherry side of the style range. Drink from 2024-2037

Fennel, black cherries, espresso and flowers show in the aromatic profile. The palate is medium-bodied, soft fresh and creamy, with a lean to its bright cherry side of the style range. Drink from 2024-2037

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Licorice, chocolate, black raspberries and flowers and plums show up on the nose. The wine is soft, forward, medium-bodied, fresh and sweet on the palate, finishing with soft, silky, mineral-edged fruits and leafy herbs in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035. 91-93

Licorice, chocolate, black raspberries and flowers and plums show up on the nose. The wine is soft, forward, medium-bodied, fresh and sweet on the palate, finishing with soft, silky, mineral-edged fruits and leafy herbs in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035. 91-93

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2020
94
Flowers, licorice, cherries, plums, spice, bay leaves and sage create the complex aromatics. The wine is medium-bodied, silky and fresh. There is a gorgeous vibrancy and purity in the sweet, ripe, red fruits that linger, long after the wine has left your glass. Produced from blending 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this finesse styled wine is clearly one of the best vintages of Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced. Drink from 2024-2045.

Flowers, licorice, cherries, plums, spice, bay leaves and sage create the complex aromatics. The wine is medium-bodied, silky and fresh. There is a gorgeous vibrancy and purity in the sweet, ripe, red fruits that linger, long after the wine has left your glass. Produced from blending 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this finesse styled wine is clearly one of the best vintages of Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Very deep in color, the wine pops with its aromatic profile of flowers, wild cherries, blue fruit, licorice, smoke and cocoa. Lush, silky and polished, with velvety tannins and a finish that keeps on going due to all its layers of sweet, vibrant, red pit fruits and seductive textures. This is a nice step up in quality and concentration here. 92-94 Pts

Very deep in color, the wine pops with its aromatic profile of flowers, wild cherries, blue fruit, licorice, smoke and cocoa. Lush, silky and polished, with velvety tannins and a finish that keeps on going due to all its layers of sweet, vibrant, red pit fruits and seductive textures. This is a nice step up in quality and concentration here. 92-94 Pts

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2019
94
This was just great from the barrel and it is even better now that it is bottled. The wine is lush, round, deep, rich and complex. There is depth, freshness and complexity that shines through with all of its layers of deep, red fruits, black cherries, plums, cocoa and wet earth. This is already showing well, but with a few years in the cellar, it is going to be even better. This is the finest vintage of Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced. Drink from 2024-2036.

This was just great from the barrel and it is even better now that it is bottled. The wine is lush, round, deep, rich and complex. There is depth, freshness and complexity that shines through with all of its layers of deep, red fruits, black cherries, plums, cocoa and wet earth. This is already showing well, but with a few years in the cellar, it is going to be even better. This is the finest vintage of Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Floral, with black and blue fruit, wet earth, smoke and licorice, the wine is silky and polished with an elegant nature, leaving with more of that delicious black and blue fruit in the finish. This could become the finest vintage of Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced. 91-93 Pts

Floral, with black and blue fruit, wet earth, smoke and licorice, the wine is silky and polished with an elegant nature, leaving with more of that delicious black and blue fruit in the finish. This could become the finest vintage of Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced. 91-93 Pts

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2018
92
Deep in color, with a soft, polished, plush texture on the palate which creates a nice canvass to enjoy the sweet plums and cherries. This will be easy to enjoy on release and over the next 12 years or so. Drink from 2023-2036.

Deep in color, with a soft, polished, plush texture on the palate which creates a nice canvass to enjoy the sweet plums and cherries. This will be easy to enjoy on release and over the next 12 years or so. Drink from 2023-2036.

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Medium-bodied, floral, refined, elegant, silky, plummy and with loads of ripe, sweet cherries, the wine is light on its feet, in a good way. With lift and vibrancy, this finesse styled beauty will be better with just a few years of age.

Medium-bodied, floral, refined, elegant, silky, plummy and with loads of ripe, sweet cherries, the wine is light on its feet, in a good way. With lift and vibrancy, this finesse styled beauty will be better with just a few years of age.

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With a strong floral accent, the wine is silky, polished, sweet, ripe and soft with licorice and black cherries throughout and especially in the finish. 91-93 Pts

With a strong floral accent, the wine is silky, polished, sweet, ripe and soft with licorice and black cherries throughout and especially in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2016
91
Elegant, fresh and silky, the wine focuses on its sweet, red cherries and brightness. Medium-bodied and finesse in style, if you like young, red fruits, try it young. If you prefer more softness and earthy nuances, age it for 5 years or so.

Elegant, fresh and silky, the wine focuses on its sweet, red cherries and brightness. Medium-bodied and finesse in style, if you like young, red fruits, try it young. If you prefer more softness and earthy nuances, age it for 5 years or so.

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Silky, mineral-driven fruits, ripe, soft tannins, medium bodied with fresh plums, which carry through from start to finish.

Silky, mineral-driven fruits, ripe, soft tannins, medium bodied with fresh plums, which carry through from start to finish.

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2015
90
Medium bodied, soft, elegant and charming, the textures are soft, the cherries and plums have a nice, spicy essence to add complexity. The finish shows sweetness to the ripe, red fruits.

Medium bodied, soft, elegant and charming, the textures are soft, the cherries and plums have a nice, spicy essence to add complexity. The finish shows sweetness to the ripe, red fruits.

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2014
87
Medium bodied with an herbal, olive note to the plum character, this wine will drink well young. 86-88 Pts

Medium bodied with an herbal, olive note to the plum character, this wine will drink well young. 86-88 Pts

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2013
83
Light in color and fruit with an herbal, red berry finish, this will require consumption early in life. 82-84 Pts

Light in color and fruit with an herbal, red berry finish, this will require consumption early in life. 82-84 Pts

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2012
88
Medium-bodied with sweet black cherry fruits, soft tannins and a drying finish. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied with sweet black cherry fruits, soft tannins and a drying finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011
87
Licorice, red berries, herbs and earth, this slightly rustic wine should be better with a year or two in the bottle.

Licorice, red berries, herbs and earth, this slightly rustic wine should be better with a year or two in the bottle.

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2010
89
Easy drinking, elegant and charming, the medium bodied wine shows good color and serves up a healthy dose of soft, spicy, black raspberries, licorice and earth.

Easy drinking, elegant and charming, the medium bodied wine shows good color and serves up a healthy dose of soft, spicy, black raspberries, licorice and earth.

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2009
90
2009 Grand Corbin Despagne is medium bodied with jammy blackberries, spice, and minerals. The wine offers a round, black cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

2009 Grand Corbin Despagne is medium bodied with jammy blackberries, spice, and minerals. The wine offers a round, black cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2008
89
About to enter prime time, the medium bodied, wine is soft, polished, fresh, fruity and focused on its sweet, ripe cherry core of fruits, licorice and wet earth.

About to enter prime time, the medium bodied, wine is soft, polished, fresh, fruity and focused on its sweet, ripe cherry core of fruits, licorice and wet earth.

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2006
90
Deeply colored, with licorice, blackberries, earth and cocoa aromas, this strong value priced Bordeaux wine offers a lot of bang for the buck with its layers of sweet ripe fruit and round, opulent, early drinking charm and character.

Deeply colored, with licorice, blackberries, earth and cocoa aromas, this strong value priced Bordeaux wine offers a lot of bang for the buck with its layers of sweet ripe fruit and round, opulent, early drinking charm and character.

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2005
89
A nice value St. Emilion in today's world with its concentrated style, ripe dark berry, licorice and earthy personality. The wine has the ability to age and improve.

A nice value St. Emilion in today's world with its concentrated style, ripe dark berry, licorice and earthy personality. The wine has the ability to age and improve.

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