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2000 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

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Latest Sale Price

February 25, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

This has been a property to watch since the late nineties.... plum, wood smoke, iron, blackberries, licorice...this full-bodied,...St.-Emilion has some tannin to shed, but its finish reveals considerable persistence.

90Wine Enthusiast

The 2000 shows real class and style. It has plenty of new wood flavors, but they are well judged and have been used to support the solid fruit and black tannins. It is developing fast, but the tannins are there to allow it to age.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.