St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne, GCC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 16.5 James Lawther MW 18 Steven Spurrier 17.25
Robustly oaky nose, with a hint of tar and berry fruits. Quite rich, juicy, compact, tannic but not tough, and soft in texture. Still brooding and not harmonious, but there’s enough acidity to lift the finish. Plenty of verve and drive, this will be a joy to drink.
Price £25–£28 Corkr, En Primeur, Fine & Rare, Millésima