1994 Corbin Michotte, St-Emilion

SKU #1063677 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 An undeniable success for the vintage, the 1994 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and a wonderfully expressive nose of jammy black currants, minerals, and flowers. Ripe, highly fruited, medium to full-bodied, with layers of flavor, it needs to be drunk up. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 3/01.  (1/ 2003)

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Price: $39.99

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/6/2011  | Send Email
I have opened this twice in the last month for both the staff and an in-store tasting and wine is beautiful wine right out of the bottle. Blackberry and cherry fruit on the nose and palate with an underlying minerality and spice both of which carry through on the finish. The tannins are still evident but not overpowering. A very elegant wine that is drinking right now.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/9/2011  | Send Email
Sweet and lush, ripe and forward. Tons of blackberry fruit. This is not Parker's style because it is a bit older school and not garagiste. I think it's a fabulous value for mature Right Bank wine. This Chateau always flies under the radar.

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/9/2011  | Send Email
This obscure wine from the border near Pomerol will surprise you with its overall quality and gentle charm. This is soft and lush for the vintage and has a mineral component that tastes more of Pomerol iron than St-Emilion limestone. Plush, elegant and gentle, this also shows notes of cedar, plum, dusty cherry and mineral. A high quality well aged Bordeaux at this price is a rare find.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion