Grape(s): Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Localization: Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: Intense purple robe. Rich fruity nose of ripe Merlot: chocolate and toasty oak flavors. Fresh red fruits with fresh strawberry notes, light spices, harmonious tannins, with exceptional freshness. It has all the characteristics of ageing potential and concentration.
93 points James Suckling: This is really well done with wonderful precision and clarity. Blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Extremely long for this appellation.
The Domain: Château Saint Andre Corbin is located in Bordeaux’s smallest appellation just north of the village of Saint Emilion. Both the estate and vineyards date to the Gallo-Roman time. Letters from the Roman Consul and poet Ausonius to Rome indicate that wine from this estate was served at Julius Cesar’s table in the 4th century. Archaeological evidence suggests that the current château is built over the original Ausonius Villa (The famous Château Ausone did not exist prior to the 18th Century). Extensive archaeological excavations at Château Saint Andre Corbin have resulted in spectacular discoveries, including an intact Venus, which is in the Museum of Aquitaine in Bordeaux, and an intact Diana, which now resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The property is owned by the dynamic Saby family who have been making wine on the right bank for 9 generations. Today, brothers Jean-Philippe and Jean-Christophe Saby, both of whom are experienced oenologists and agricultural engineers, own and manage the estate as well as numerous ones in the St. Emilion region of Bordeaux.
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