CHATEAU GRAND CORBIN DESPAGNE Grand Cru Classe 2014 Bottle/nc ORG (los)
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Émilion | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne is a 30-hectare vineyard close to the border with Pomerol. It has been in the Despagne family for many generations and has always been capable of making splendid, long-living wine as the 1961 still proves. François, a qualified oenologist, who worked with Denis Dubourdieu, took over in 1996, and has worked hard in the vineyard, cultivating without pesticides or artificial fertilisers, managing each plot differently according to its soil and potential. He has always achieved increased elegance and finesse, and his wines keep their purity, freshness and healthy ripe fruit but are gentler textured than many. The more strident tannins of 2000 and 2001 needed longer ageing though the wines were very good. Recent vintages are gentler textured sooner though they retain their potential to age. Registered Organic since 2010. 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.