Tasting notes: As it delicately fills the glass, the eye is first charmed by an elegant, ebony-dark colour with mahogany notes. Next are the aromas showing spicy touches and a hint of oak, which then develop in the mouth to fully reveal peppery, piquant flavours. Abundant sunshine during the summer of 2015 ripened the grapes on this very warm terroir adjoining Pomerol, producing silky and graceful tannins. Of note are smoky, meaty aromas that are typical of Saint-Emilion and an accompanying lively finish that offers additional freshness and pleasure.
About the winery: Chateau Grand Corbin is a Grand Cru Classe wine producer located on the northwestern part of the Saint-Emilion plateau. The estate was established in 1852 and produces a grand vin from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, and a second wine labelled "Les Charmes de Grand Corbin" from the same grape varieties. In 2012, the group's adjacent estate, Chateau Haut Corbin, was awarded classed-growth status, and the two Corbin estates were combined under one label.