Château Corbin 2016, Montagne St Emilion

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One of the oldest properties in Montagne, overlooking both Cheval Blanc and Chateau Petrus, ( name-dropper!! ) this is a beautifully located château that produces outstanding, affordable claret with the emphasis on offering flavours, structure and character similar to both a good Pomerol and St Emilion in one glass. Beautifully ripe, complex and generous claret which punches well above its simple appellation.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Émilion
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2025
Closure Type:
Cork
£16.99
 

Château Corbin

Overlooking both Cheval Blanc and Pétrus, this is a beautifully located, family owned château that produces outstanding, affordable claret. It is one of the oldest properties in Montagne which in itself is the smallest appellation in the Bordeaux region with only 18 growers. Dating back to the 16th Century the property has 23ha of vines that surround the Château. Jacques Rambaud took over from his father in 2005.

Tasting Notes

This château never fails to please. Its positioning is perfect, overlooking both Cheval Blanc and Petrus, but it is very much more affordable! A ripe, raisined bouquet is exceptionally alluring, whilst the palate is rich and succulent and brimming with cassis fruit. The finish is long and soothing.

Food Matches

Great with rib eye steak and onion rings, or a rich meaty or veg casserole, even with a simple ( yet high quality ) Burger

Vinification

A blend of 20% Cabernet Franc, 80% Merlot, all handpicked from the estates wonderfully situated and beautifully tended vines. 40% of the wine is aged in 1-4 year old oak, all French and only using a light toast.