Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012


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Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Grand Corbin Despagne
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2024
The Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012 (£32.17) is a red wine made by Château Grand Corbin Despagne from the region of Saint-Emilion with the best merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grapes from the 2012 vintage and has an alcoholic content of 13%. The Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012 is the ideal red to combine with birds and red meat. Drinks&Co users rate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points while wine experts grade it as follows: robert parker: 88 and wine spectator: 88.

Description of Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012

Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)

TASTING Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012:

  • View: ruby
  • Nose: soft, fruity, herbaceous
  • Palate: intense, fresh, sweet. Beautiful tannic structure

NAME: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

VINEYARD: Château Grand Corbin Despagne

GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

AGEING: 12-18 months in oak barrels. 50% in new barrels and 50% in barrels of 1 and 2 wines

PREPARATION: certified farming, grassing without plowing or herbicide use. Organic farming in conversion since 2010 (2012: 3rd year of conversion).

PAIRING: Poultry, mushroom cream, aged cheeses



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Reviews of Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012


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4 /5

It was in 1812 that Louis Despagne, from a family of sharecroppers in Cheval-Blanc, acquired the first plots in the locality "Grand Corbin." Currently, the Château Grand Corbin Despagne is still represented by François Despagne, the 7th generation Despagne.
In limit Pomerol appellation, Grand Corbin Despagne is north of the Saint-Emilion appellation. The planting of its 24 hectares is composed of 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec.
The wines are aged for 12 to 18 months in oak barrels. The bottling is done 21 months after harvest.
The 2012 vintage offers fresh longer, thick but soft. It reveals a nice fruit that does not let dominated by wood. Grand Corbin Despagne is considered the best of its appellation Bio.
Other notations:
Decanter: 16.5 / 20

Drink or keep: 2018 - 2030
PAIRING: Square lamb sauce with figs and port wine
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4 /5

A wine of Château Grand Corbin Despagne will improve any meal. Fine! We enjoyed it.
Reddish towards brown colour. Great aromas of coffee and wood. Sweet and fruity taste.
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Château Grand Corbin Despagne Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2012

Reviews of other vintages of Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012201320112016


The 2013 vintage offers fresh longer, thicker but souple.Beau fruit, no heaviness, good honest interpretation of the vintage.

Drink or keep: 2016-2022
PAIRING: cheese skewers
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The name of Grand Corbin Despagne has been linked to the Saint-Emilion Terroir for over half a millennium: it is the name of a family and a place.
It is Paul Despagne, extraordinary winemaker, who gave Château Grand Corbin Despagne its nobility letters through the quality and the regularity of the wines he has been producing for more than 40 years.

In 2010 François Despagne began the conversion of his vineyard to organic culture (labelling in 2013).
The year 2011 expresses a distinctive nose with notes of cherry and cocoa more characteristic of a Pomerol than a Saint-Emilion. On the mouth it is spicy and presents an average fruit concentration. Its volume is round and well balanced. The length is ample and its tannins are tight but fine giving the wine a nice ageing and cellaring potential

Drink or keep: 2018 - 2030Delicious with: Pheasant
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Perfect to pair it with a lamb leg. My friends loved Grand Corbin Despagne Saint-Emilion.
The Grand Corbin Despagne Saint-Emilion offers wonderful tinges. It disclosed a very nice smell of white roses. In the mouth it it tastes like licorice.
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