1993 Château Le Pin Pomerol Wine Tasting Note

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1993 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 88

Faded, with just enough red fruits and cocoa to keep it from being completely over the hill. I am sure it was much better in its youth. But the extended aging for this vintage has not been kind to the 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.

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