Château Corbin has a 13 hectare vineyard in the commune of Saint Emilion, very close to the Pomerol appellation. It's origins can be traced to a property that, in the 15th century, was part of a fief that belonged to Edward, Prince of Wales, the son of Edward III of England, known as the Black Prince.
Acquired in 1924 by the great-grandparents of the current owners, Château Corbin's management is now female, with oenologist Annabelle Cruse-Bardinet heading the team.
The vines grow in a soil rich in ancient sand. The terroir also contains areas of clay, resulting in wines that have both power and finesse. It is this dual terroir that enables Corbin to produce wines of tremendous complexity.
They are cultivated using traditional techniques. Yields at the château are intentionally reduced to enhance the concentration that is essential to the production of a grand vin. Only the grapes from the best plots and the oldest vines are used to make Château Corbin.
About the cuvée
Harvested manually, the grapes are vinified in temperature-controlled vats. The entire harvest is then aged for 16 to 18 months in rigorously selected French oak barrels. This fine wine has a garnet colour, medium body, and is characterized by aromas of fruit, with roasted and woody notes. It is dense and yet light, with well-integrated tannins.
The best vintages for Château Corbin :
2008, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1982
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