Château Corbin’s 2016 Triumph


Château Corbin’s 2016 Triumph

Wine Team New York |

Just east of the border of Pomerol, minutes from Cheval Blanc and L’Evangile lies one of Saint-Emilion’s best-kept secrets: Château Corbin.

Founded in the 15th century and family-owned since 1924, Corbin is a staple of our inventory at Sotheby’s Wine and a treasured collaborative partner for our own label collection. From a single, gently sloping 13-hectare vineyard, planted to 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, winemaker Anabelle Cruse-Bardinet fashions Right Bank jewels of refined ripeness and sumptuous aromatic complexity.

In Bordeaux’s epic 2016 vintage, Corbin’s performance attracted special attention. This was the first vintage to benefit from a refurbished cellar at the estate allowing for parcel-by-parcel vinification, lending greater precision to the flagship cuvée. Anabelle’s team began picking late in the season, after a warm and dry growing season achieving an incredible ripening. Hand-picked fruit was sorted three times, vinified in concrete vats, and aged in 50% new French oak.

The resulting wine is simply fantastic, showing well now and continuing to evolve. The well-priced 750ml bottle presents a perfect opportunity for stocking up on a case. For a showstopper at the dinner table, consider the magnum and double-magnum releases that will age superbly in the cellar.

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