Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil Bordeaux Superieur Wine, Complete Guide

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

Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil History, Overview

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 fulfilling 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.

Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

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 in the soil.

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. But the results are clearly worth it.

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.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Le Pin Beaussleil is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Le Pin Beausoleil is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Le Pin Beausoleil Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2016 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    1. Flowers, sweet, ripe, juicy, fruits, polished textured and more, ripe fruit in the finish. What more can you ask for from a wine that sells for under $20?

      91 points - Tasted
  2. 2015 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    1. Really great value wine here; the shows density, lift, ripe fruits, round textures and length, and it should sell for just over $20!

      90 points - Tasted
  3. 2014 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    1. Sweet, juicy, fresh fruits topped with black raspberries, espresso bean, chocolate and packaged into an open, charming character. 87-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  4. 2013 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    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
  5. 2012 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    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
  6. 2011 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    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
  7. 2010 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    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
  8. 2009 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    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
    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
  9. 2005 Le Pin Beausoleil ( Bordeaux Supérieur)

    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