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Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil Bordeaux Superieur Wine

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Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux Wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is a young Bordeaux wine producing estate. Born in 1997 when the property was purchased by Michael and Ingrid Hallek. The Hallek family changed the name of the chateau from Le Pin, to Le Pin Beausoleil. Before fullfilling his dream of being a Bordeaux wine producer, Michael Hallek practiced medicine as a doctor of oncology in Germany.

After purchasing Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil, one of the first moves the new owner did after taking control of the estate was to the hire the popular wine consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt to help with the vineyard management and wine making.  Their next move was to completely renovate the estate of Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil.

The 5.8 hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is planted to 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. This is a unique makeup for a vineyard in the Entre Deux Mers appellation.  On average, the vines are old, at close to 35 years of age.  The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,600 vines per hectare. The terroir is clay and limestone with gravel and sand.

The wine of Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is whole berry fermented in temperature controlled, concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is aged in an average of 50% new, French oak  barrels. That is a lot of work to produce a Bordeau Superieur.

The production of Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is close to 2,000 cases of Bordeaux wine per vintage.   There is a second wine, Le Petit Soleil. Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is sold as a Bordeaux Superieur wine.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Le Pin Beausoleil

    1. With a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from start to finish, there is a nice sensation of fresh, spicy cherries and polished textures with dark chocolate. Drink this easy to like wine on the young side. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Le Pin Beausoleil

    1. With 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine is spicy and medium-bodied and ends with red berries and herbs. 85-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Le Pin Beausoleil

    1. Made from 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in clay and limestone terroir opens to licorice, truffle and black cherry scents. This is a ripe, round, soft, open wine that will drink great on release. 88-89 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Le Pin Beausoleil

    1. Easy to drink, medium bodied, uncomplicated, fresh, round wine with ample ripe, sweet cherries and plum notes in the finish. Drink this on the young side.

      88 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Le Pin Beausoleil

    1. Licorice, jammy red berries, spice and round textures can be found in this wine, finishing with an opulent black cherry filled finish.

      88 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Le Pin Beausoleil is a Le Pin we all can finally afford. Even though it’s the other Le Pin, this black cherry and dark berry scented wine offers supple textures and a soft, black cherry filled finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2005 Le Pin Beausoleil

    1. This charming value priced wine has paid dividends with its smoky, licorice and black cherry personality. Round textures and ripe fresh fruit make this a fun wine to pop, pour and taste.

      90 points - Tasted
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