The 2021 Grand Corbin has a simple, rounded, rather monotone bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, and quite savory, revealing some hard wood tannins on the finish. There is decent fruit here, so it may well amalgamate during its élevage.
Neal Martin, Vinous (May 2022)Score: 87-89/100Drink 2027-2035
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2021 Grand Corbin is a little cedary to begin, giving way to red berry preserves and sautéed herbs notes, plus a hint of wood smoke. Medium-bodied, the palate is chewy and hard with a rugged, mouth-puckering finish. Hopefully this will come right with some time in barrel.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent (May 2022)Score: 80-82+/100Drink 2025-2033
This has fresh acidities, smoked caramel aromatics and summery brambled fruits, with saffron and black pepper notes. They suffered frost meaning a small yield and extremely careful work in the vineyard, and have delivered a carefully placed ,enjoyable wine with a fine tannic frame. Laure Canu director as of March 2021, following retirement of Philippe Dambrine after 28 years at the head of Cantemerle and (more recently) Grand Corbin. Hubert de Bouard consultant.
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux (April 2022)Score: 90/100Drink 2026-2040
Perfumed red berry notes on the nose, really floral and aromatic. Succulent and juicy on the palate initially with a really nice twist of vanilla, cola, liquorice and cocoa. Mineral and herbal with dark fruits, this has interest and nuance and underpinned by acidity that is more in the background right now. Needs time to come together but the texture and cooling freshness is gently persistent. This will be very approachable and appealing offering plenty of enjoyment.
Georgie Hindle, Decanter (April 2022)Score: 90/100Drink 2025-2040