2009 Grand Corbin Despagne

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We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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Chart showing (to 06/06/2017) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Grand Corbin Despagne 2009
+£217.97     (+103.79%) Latest price:  £427.97
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Average Score 89.5

This has a well defined, lifted nose that is showing less of over-ripeness than other Saint Emilions. Raspberry, strawberry and a touch of tobacco, coalescing in the glass. The palate is very well balanced, good acidity, filigree tannins and great harmony towards the pure black cherry and plum finish. Good length. Very feminine. This is a superb effort. Bravo. Tasted March 2010.
Zesty, fragrant, harmonious. Delicious red berry fruit. Smooth, suave texture. Tannins long and refined. Drink 2015-2025
Blueberry and raspberry aromas, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish
Very concentrated. Heady nose. Dry finish. A hint of tarmacadam. Actually relatively supple. Great effort has been made to soften the tannins. Just not very complete. But certainly ambitious.
This is one of the few 2009s that performed less impressively from bottle than from barrel. (In most cases, as great as they were from barrel, the wines were even more profound from bottle.) This wine seems to be very much in the style of a 2005, with very high levels of worrisome tannin, a dense purple color and some real meat and concentration, but the tannins are austere and astringent. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025? Wine Advocate.February, 2012

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