1989 Château Le Pin Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


1989 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 95

Not quite as good as the last bottle, but it still offered a lot of pleasure. Voluptuous, silky, elegant and chocolately, you also found truffle, wet earth and a wide variety of plum notes on the nose and palate. This is fully developed. So if you are one of the lucky few to have a bottle, you should drink this sooner than later.

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Much better than I recall, though my last tasting was in 2008, time has clearly added a lot to this wine. Now, you find fresh cut flowers, cocoa, citrus, bitter chocolate, truffle, ripe plums and very ripe black cherries. Opulent, polished, silky and rich, the exotic textures set this apart from other Pomerol wines. If you are one of the lucky few to have a bottle, I think there is not much to be gained by waiting any longer.

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This sports an earthy nose with accents of red and black fruits, nuts, plums, espresso and flowers. Perfectly balanced with great texture, this is a stunning and unique style of wine.

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Le Pin Chateau Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Le Pin, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Le Pin is much better with at least 10-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Le Pin offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-35 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Le Pin with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Le Pin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Le Pin is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Le Pin is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.

In April, 2010, Jacques Thienpont added to his holdings with the purchase of 5 hectares in St. Emilion. The wine is being sold under the name LIF.