St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
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...
St Emilion 2010, Château Corbin
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Château Corbin, GCC
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17 James Lawther MW 17 Steven Spurrier 17
Smouldering toasty nose of blackberries and plums. Lots of depth and vigour, tannins ripe and firm, lots of richness of flavour and some freshness from Cabernet Franc. A powerful wine that needs bottle age.
Price £24–£35.95 Bibendum, Corkr, En Primeur, Fine & Rare, Fortnum & Mason, Handford Wines
Drink 2016–2030
Alc 15%

St Emilion 2010, Château Yon-Figeac
St Emilion 2010, Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
St Emilion 2010, Château Corbin
St Emilion 2010, Château Faurie de Souchard
St Emilion 2010, Château Franc Mayne