2020 Grand-Corbin-Despagne Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 375ML
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TWI 95 VN 95 JS 94 JD 94 JL 94 JA 93 WA 93 DC 92
TWI 95

The Wine Independent, March 2023

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Grand Corbin-Despagne is made from 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Notions of plum preserves, baked cherries, and dried mulberries spring from the glass...
VN 95

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Grand Corbin Despagne is fabulous. Rich, dark and ample, the 2020 possesses off the charts richness and tons of intensity. Blackberry jam, crème de cassis, cloves, lavender and chocolate all build in this...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

A St.-Emilion with a solid core of fruit, fresh herbs, walnuts and hazelnuts. Medium to full body with layers of tannins and a juicy finish. Chewy at the end. 75% merlot, 24% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon. From...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Deep ruby/purple-hued, the 2020 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne offers up a perfumed, exotic bouquet of red, blue, and black fruits as well as spicy oak, flowery incense, and sandalwood. Beautifully complex, medium to...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Flowers, licorice, cherries, plums, spice, bay leaves and sage create the complex aromatics. The wine is medium-bodied, silky and fresh. There is a gorgeous vibrancy and purity in the sweet, ripe, red fruits that linger...
JA 93

janeanson.com, December 2022

Dark fruits, majoring on cassis and bilberry, creamy texture and clear concentration, fully ripe fruits that head towards fig but are brought into balance by bitter chocolate and aniseed. Delicous, from a gravel-sand-clay...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

A strong effort, the 2020 Grand Corbin-Despagne wafts from the glass with aromas of sweet blackberries, plums, bay leaf and spices. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, it's seamless and enveloping, its vibrant core...
DC 92

Decanter, February 2023

Full and fruity but also very concentrated, this has elements of prune and raisin - giving a hint to the alcohol at 15% ABV alongside juicy blueberries giving a sense of both ripe and fresh black fruits. Acidity is...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 375ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Grand-Corbin-Despagne, a Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in France. This red wine is a true gem, displaying exceptional quality and character that will captivate even the most discerning palates.

In the glass, the wine showcases a deep ruby-red color that hints at its richness and intensity. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply mesmerizing. Red, blue, and black fruits intertwine with spicy oak, flowery incense, and sandalwood, creating a perfumed and exotic bouquet. It is a sensory delight, inviting you to explore its complex layers.

On the palate, the 2020 Grand-Corbin-Despagne continues to impress. Medium to full-bodied, it gracefully dances across the taste buds, revealing its concentrated flavors and impeccable structure. Ripe and fresh black fruits, including juicy blueberries, take center stage, providing a luscious and fruity profile. The acidity is excellent, adding a vibrant touch and lifting the overall frame. Spiced tannins give the wine its structure and depth, while also adding a touch of complexity.

Noteworthy wine critics have sung praises for this exceptional vintage. Decanter awarded it a remarkable score of 92, noting its full and fruity nature and excellent acidity. James Suckling also recognized its quality, giving it a score of 94 and praising its solid core of fruit and layered tannins. Jeb Dunnuck described it as beautifully complex and elegant, awarding it a score of 94 as well. Jeff Leve declared it one of the best vintages of Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne ever produced, while Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 93, praising its seamless and enveloping nature. Vinous, in their review, bestowed an impressive score of 95, describing it as rich, dark, and ample, with off-the-charts richness and intensity. Lastly, Jane Anson commended its dark fruits, creamy texture, and clear concentration, awarding it a score of 93.

Crafted from a blend of 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this finesse-styled wine is a testament to the artistry of Grand-Corbin-Despagne. It is a wine that will evolve beautifully with age, softening and coming together over the next three to four years.

For those seeking an extraordinary Bordeaux experience, the 2020 Grand-Corbin-Despagne is a wine that demands attention. Its elegance, complexity, and sheer quality make it a standout choice for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Indulge in a bottle of this remarkable vintage and allow yourself to be transported to the enchanting vineyards of Saint Emilion.