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Chateau Corbin, Grand Cru Classe 2008- 3L

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Chateau Corbin, Grand Cru Classe 2008- 3L

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$720.00

1 in stock

Country: France
Region: Saint Emilion
Wine Style: Red - Light & Elegant
Grape Varietal: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

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90
RP
89
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Description/ Tasting Notes

Exhibits a dark plum/garnet color and a big, sweet kiss of black currants and sweet cherries, with hints of roasted herbs and soil/earthy overtones. The sweetness of the tannins, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and lush, beautiful texture. Turns suave and elegant as intriguing black currant, fig and licorice aromas and flavors pick up Lapsang Souchong tea and graphite notes on the long, polished finish, with a nice mineral hint.

Winery Info/ Brand



Château Corbin is one of the oldest estates in Saint-Emilion. The foundations of the Château date back to the 15th century, and according to legend, Corbin was the focal point of a stronghold that belonged to the Black Prince.Built in the middle of the 19th century, Corbin was purchased in 1924 by the great-grandparents of the current owners.Since 1999, the estate is managed by Anabelle Cruse-Bardinet, a Bordeaux University oenology graduate, who represents the 4th generation of the family.

Region Info/ Origin



Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).   
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