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Château Corbin

  • Bordeaux


Château Corbin was built in the XVIIIth century. Frozen in time, the Château has kept the XVIth century features such as its tower with a stone staircase, a dovecote, a guest house, farm buildings and a tasting room. Legend has it that the land belonged to the English Black Prince, son of King Edward III of England, who defeated the French at the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War. His nickname “Black Prince” was given to him by the colour of his armour. Little is known about this property in the centuries that followed. Several people owned it, such as Guillaume Ignace de Bouchereau de Saint-Georges who was Treasurer of France in the former region of Guyenne.  Since 1924, Château Corbin has belonged to the same family and has been passed on from generation to generation through female bloodlines. Today, the property belongs to Anabelle Cruse, the fourth generation of women to own the Château. A trained oenologist since 2007, she is in charge of the wines with her husband Sébastien Bardinet.  Château Corbin uses nature to care for the vines and the property itself. For example, water from wells is used for phytosanitary treatments and irrigation of green spaces. The walls around the vat room and the cellar are covered with whitewash to help regulate humidity. The vines are also cultivated and ploughed using sustainable agriculture without treatments. The wine of Château Corbin offers fragrances of black coffee, aniseed and candied black fruit. The finish is powerful, and the tannins are thick and pleasant.

Grape varieties

  • Merlot 90%

  • Cabernet Franc 10%