THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, licorice, and dark plum aromas come through in the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is lush, rich, and polished with more depth than usual. You can taste, and feel the balance, freshness, and levels of perfectly ripe pit fruits with ease. The wine finishes with dark, red pit fruits, and even darker chocolate. What really works here this year is the purity in the fruits. The proprietor, Anabelle Cruse says this is the best vintage she has ever produced. And I think she is right! The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV, 3.65 pH. September 6 - September 23 were the dates of the harvest. Drink from 2025-2042."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A firm and linear wine with lovely length and focus, with crushed stone and blackberry character. Racy finish. Precise."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2022 Corbin has turned out beautifully, bursting with aromas of cherries and raspberries mingled with hints of violets, vine smoke and bay leaf. Medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, it's bright, perfumed and polished, but with a touch more mid-palate density and texture than is habitual for this elegant-styled wine. It's a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, and such was the quality of all the lots that no second wine was produced this year."
DECANTER: "Supple and so juicy and easy to like, clean and pure, lovely appealing red berry fruit and great tannin integration, so effortless, maybe lacks some more density, but this is so appealing and already so approachable. will be lovely, amore delicate take, refined and elegant, lovely purity and prettiness. HVE3 certified."
JEB DUNNUCK: "A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Château Corbin is a beautifully perfumed, elegant, seamless Saint-Emilion offering ripe darker cherry fruits, some gravelly earth and spring flower notes, silky tannins, and a great finish. It's all about finesse and elegance, and it's a beautiful wine."
WEINWISSER: "90 % Merlot und 10 % Cabernet Franc. Verspieltes burgundisches Bouquet. Frisch gepflückte rote Kirschen, Himbeersaft, zartes Veilchenparfüm und Heidelbeergelee. Am kompakten Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, stützender Rasse, engmaschigem Tanningerüst und mittlerem Körper. Im gebündelten feinaromatischen Finale Preiselbeermus, Estragon und feinmürbe Adstringenz. 2029 – 2045."
Chateau Corbin, Grand Corbin, 33330 Saint-Emilion, Frankreich