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Chateau Grand Corbin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016  - Invino

Chateau Grand Corbin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016

Proprietary Blends  |  France

JS93, JL92, VN90
SPECIAL: Ground shipping included on orders of 3 bottles or more!

93 POINTS and normally $60! Grand Cru St. Emilion from the possibly-best-ever 2016 vintage for a song! 100-point consulting winemaker Huber De Bouard (Chateau Angelus) has been making these wines since 2006.

Man, our Bordeaux connection came through big time with this classic -- Chateau Grand Corbin. WHAT a score -- we wish we had more!

In a vintage like 2016, you truly get the best of both worlds...harmonious textures and balance, approachability, yet all the stuffing to last for a decade or so. So great to see wine at this level priced like this!

We have about 20 cases to offer today --- while it lasts!

About the Producer

Dating back to 1852, Grand Corbin is located not far from the Pomerol border, and the vineyards are mostly sand with clay and bits of iron in the soil. The vines are an average age of 40 years old. It was elevated to Grand Cru status in 2012.

93 James Suckling -
Attractive dark-stone aromas with graphite and ripe dark berries sit fresh on the nose. The palate has a riper feel with very rich, dense fruit presence and a heavier, tannin line weight. Full body. Try from 2022.
92 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider -
Flowers, black raspberry, licorice and espresso scents are all over the place. Medium bodied, but with round, soft, silky textures, there is a nice jolt of sweet plum and cherry notes in the finish that linger. Give it 5 years or so to age, and this will be an even better wine.
90 Vinous -
The 2016 Grand Corbin delivers a lovely mélange of red and black fruit, violets and touches of melted tar on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins and dense black fruit mixed with graphite and cedar, leading to a surly, backward finish that suggests another couple of years is required. While some attendees wagered it might dry out, I believe there is sufficient fruit here. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.

  • Blend80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • WinemakerHuber De Bouard
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBordeaux
  • AppellationSaint-Emilion
  • Aging/Cooperage12 months in French oak barrels, 40% new
  • Alcohol14.5%