BETTANE & DESSEAUVE ( BETTANE & DESSEAUVE) : 90-91 / 100
Onctueux, mais avec une expression qui reste encore limitée à ce stade.
WINE ADVOCATE (NEAL MARTIN) : 89-91 / 100
The 2016 Grand Corbin has a rich and showy bouquet with plenty of ravishing black fruit laced with spice, although I would like to see more precision. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a touch of graphite with a neat and tidy, quite harmonious and well-judged finish. It gets better as it goes along!
VINOUS (ANTONIO GALLONI) : 89-92 / 100
The 2016 Grand Corbin is super-expressive, soft and open-knit, all qualities that will make it a joy to drink upon release. Rose petal and cinnamon notes add lift to the bright, red-fleshed fruit, while silky tannins add to an impression of finesse. The oak needs time to fully integrate, but otherwise, the 2016 is very pretty today. Tasted two times.
DECANTER.COM (JANE ANSON) : 91 / 100
Serious tannins that are well extracted, beginning to stretch things towards a more dramatic, plush expression without ever overstretching. Savory but rich fruit. 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 30% new oak barrels. Hubert de Bouard consults.
Drinking Window 2025 - 2040
DECANTER.COM (JANE ANSON) :
Another successful wine in St-Émilion, with the signature of careful extraction. Well-brushed black fruits and a lovely push-and-pull effect between supple tannins, rich fruits and fresh acidity. Certified organic since the 2014 vintage.
Drinking Window 2027 - 2045
JAMESSUCKLING.COM (JAMES SUCKLING) : 92-93 / 100
A linear and fresh young red for the vintage with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium body, firm tannins. Crisp. Long and polished. Shows length and polish. Better than 2015.