Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0166 ratings
9.025 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Chris Chan

Good smell. Not yet old! Good condition!

Good smell. Not yet old! Good condition!

Jan 5th, 2021
James Forsyth

Floral and Earth. Red fruit and focus. Nice grip. Classy and needs time.

Floral and Earth. Red fruit and focus. Nice grip. Classy and needs time.

Nov 4th, 2019
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 10/9/19

Classic right bank nose opens with plums, earth, some cassis, and just a hint of cedar. Velvety black fruit leather, and a touch of green from the cab franc, with medium, well integrated tannins lend support to the medium+ body. A well made wine from a good producer, in an average vintage.

4/21/8/4/4+50=91 pts.

Drank 10/9/19

Classic right bank nose opens with plums, earth, some cassis, and just a hint of cedar. Velvety black fruit leather, and a touch of green from the cab franc, with medium, well integrated tannins lend support to the medium+ body. A well made wine from a good producer, in an average vintage.

4/21/8/4/4+50=91 pts.

Oct 9th, 2019
Jay Kline

Typically a producer from Saint-Émilion that ages well, this is either one of those wines that is now headed down the slow path to oblivion or perhaps it’s just in a weird spot. This started off with a touch of overripe fruit mixed with some secondary characteristics of soggy decomposing forest floor. The tannins were still pretty strong and this drank similarly for three days. Yet...there was something there in the final glass on Day 3 that made me think this may yet have years to go. The problem is, I don’t see this all of a sudden turning into anything stunning in 2025.

Typically a producer from Saint-Émilion that ages well, this is either one of those wines that is now headed down the slow path to oblivion or perhaps it’s just in a weird spot. This started off with a touch of overripe fruit mixed with some secondary characteristics of soggy decomposing forest floor. The tannins were still pretty strong and this drank similarly for three days. Yet...there was something there in the final glass on Day 3 that made me think this may yet have years to go. The problem is, I don’t see this all of a sudden turning into anything stunning in 2025.

Sep 12th, 2019
Dan R
8.5

Comes off as a bit green and hard, with an overlay of woody / earthy notes. Good density though. No improvement overnight.

Comes off as a bit green and hard, with an overlay of woody / earthy notes. Good density though. No improvement overnight.

Feb 17th, 2019
Todd Abrams

Blackberry compote, autumn herbs, new leather, and fresh ground coffee.

Blackberry compote, autumn herbs, new leather, and fresh ground coffee.

Dec 6th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Pyrazene, medicinal notes, clay, mushroom, truffles, crushed stones, tart red fruits, unripe plum, leather, game, clove, rosemary and oak spices. Medium plus to elevated acid, elevated to high tannins, elevated to high alcohol. Neutral French oak. To be laid down.

Pyrazene, medicinal notes, clay, mushroom, truffles, crushed stones, tart red fruits, unripe plum, leather, game, clove, rosemary and oak spices. Medium plus to elevated acid, elevated to high tannins, elevated to high alcohol. Neutral French oak. To be laid down.

Apr 4th, 2018
Silvia's Wine

Founder, V&N Cellars - Barcelona

9.2

2000 vintage v

2000 vintage v

Jan 5th, 2018
Wendy Narby

Great wine, great vintage, great price

Great wine, great vintage, great price

Aug 29th, 2017
James Forsyth

Nice midweight structure but with some meat. Mocha, nutmeg, smoke. Full throttle overall. Racy and attractive.

Nice midweight structure but with some meat. Mocha, nutmeg, smoke. Full throttle overall. Racy and attractive.

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