|Château Grand Corbin Despagne macht seit langem durch seine unaufgeregten, zuverlässigen Spitzenleistungen auf sich aufmerksam. Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert macht Familie Despagne dort Wein und fast schon genauso lange werden ihre Tropfen immer wieder mit exzellenten Bewertungen und Preisen ausgezeichnet. Dieses Château ist selbst in schwierigen Jahren meist eine sichere Bank.
92-94+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "Very deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Grand Corbin-Despagne comes hurtling out of the glass with bombastic notes of stewed plums, baked black cherries, blueberry pie and mocha plus touches of cedar chest, menthol, cloves and pencil lead with an emerging waft of licorice. The full-bodied palate really packs a wallop, featuring concentrated, ripe black fruits and a firm frame of grainy tannins, with just enough freshness, finishing long with the wood standing out slightly. It´s an ambitious wine that appears to have all the elements of greatness; it will just need a fair bit of time in barrel/bottle for everything to come together."
93-95 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "This wine is a great success. It is structured, balanced and full of fine berry fruits. It is built for long-term aging."
93-94 JAMES SUCKLING: " This is really nicely crafted with a solid core of juicy dark fruit. Hints of cedar and vanilla. Chocolate, too. It’s full-bodied with a long, focused finish. Extremely well crafted."
91-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Grand Corbin Despagne has a rather showy mocha-tinged bouquet that feels a bit oaky at the moment. The palate is fleshy and ripe and works better than the aromatics. The oak here IS neatly integrated with flecks of orange rind and white pepper towards the finish. The second bottle showed more details and better oak integration and my score reflects that." - Neal Martin
92-94 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Grand Corbin Despagne is a gorgeous wine. Fresh, vibrant and full of life, the 2019 has so much to offer. Inky dark fruit, crème de cassis, lavender, menthol, licorice, spice and new leather are super-expressive in the glass. The interplay of richness and energy is simply compelling. Ample and resonant, with fabulous balance, the 2019 Grand Corbin Despagne is positively stellar. Tasted two times."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Floral, with black and blue fruit, wet earth, smoke and licorice, the wine is silky and polished with an elegant nature, leaving with more of that delicious black and blue fruit in the finish. This could become the finest vintage of Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced."
93-95 JEB DUNNUCK: "I loved the 2019 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne, a mouthfilling, pleasure-bent beauty that packs loads of fruit and richness yet still stays balanced, nicely textured, and lengthy. It´s going to offer pleasure right out of the gate yet should evolve gracefully as well. It´s easily the finest wine I´ve tasted from this property. Tasted twice."