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Château Le Pin

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2023
99
Quite floral in nature, it is the vivacious nature, sensuality, and freshness in the fruits that stand out. Picture, velvety-textured, black plums with dark chocolate, saffron, orange peel, cumin, and black raspberries that caress and paint your palate with layers of fruit. There is a sublime sense of purity, paired with elegance and vivacity that sticks with you in the precise finish for close to 60 seconds. Produced from 100% Merlot, 14.4% ABV, 3.77 pH, the harvest took place September 6 - September 17. Yields were only 29 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055. 98-100 Pts.

Quite floral in nature, it is the vivacious nature, sensuality, and freshness in the fruits that stand out. Picture, velvety-textured, black plums with dark chocolate, saffron, orange peel, cumin, and black raspberries that caress and paint your palate with layers of fruit. There is a sublime sense of purity, paired with elegance and vivacity that sticks with you in the precise finish for close to 60 seconds. Produced from 100% Merlot, 14.4% ABV, 3.77 pH, the harvest took place September 6 - September 17. Yields were only 29 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055. 98-100 Pts.

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2022
99
Quite floral in nature, it is the vivacious nature, sensuality, and freshness in the fruits that stand out. Picture, velvety-textured, black plums with dark chocolate, saffron, orange peel, cumin and black raspberries that caress and paint your palate with layers of fruit. There is a sublime sense of purity, paired with elegance and vivacity that sticks with you in the precise finish for close to 60 seconds. Produced from 100% Merlot, 14.4% ABV, 3.77 pH, the harvest took place September 6 - September 17. Yields were only 29 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055. 98-100 Pts.

Quite floral in nature, it is the vivacious nature, sensuality, and freshness in the fruits that stand out. Picture, velvety-textured, black plums with dark chocolate, saffron, orange peel, cumin and black raspberries that caress and paint your palate with layers of fruit. There is a sublime sense of purity, paired with elegance and vivacity that sticks with you in the precise finish for close to 60 seconds. Produced from 100% Merlot, 14.4% ABV, 3.77 pH, the harvest took place September 6 - September 17. Yields were only 29 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055. 98-100 Pts.

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2021
95
Cinnamon, flowers, licorice, roses, plums, and cherries with espresso, black raspberries, and fresh, leafy herbs create the array of notes in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, bright, soft, polished, elegant, and refined. The tannins are silky, and the fruits are pure and vibrant, with a crisp, almost crunchy quality to the sweet cherries, cocoa, and orange rind in the finish. The wine was produced from 100% Merlot, 13.4% ABV. The harvest took place September 25 - October 4. Yields were 35 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025 - 2045. 94-96

Cinnamon, flowers, licorice, roses, plums, and cherries with espresso, black raspberries, and fresh, leafy herbs create the array of notes in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, bright, soft, polished, elegant, and refined. The tannins are silky, and the fruits are pure and vibrant, with a crisp, almost crunchy quality to the sweet cherries, cocoa, and orange rind in the finish. The wine was produced from 100% Merlot, 13.4% ABV. The harvest took place September 25 - October 4. Yields were 35 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025 - 2045. 94-96

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2018
97
Flowers, dried, red pit fruit and a touch of citrus open the nose. The wine is sensuous, even exotic in its texture. Medium-full bodied, there is a touch of chocolate making a cameo and the finish brings in tints of spice and citrus to the opulent red fruits. The wine was produced from 100% Merlot reaching 14.5% ABV. Due to the higher level of ABV, this year cultivated yeasts were used in the fermentation process for the very first time. 96-98 Pts

Flowers, dried, red pit fruit and a touch of citrus open the nose. The wine is sensuous, even exotic in its texture. Medium-full bodied, there is a touch of chocolate making a cameo and the finish brings in tints of spice and citrus to the opulent red fruits. The wine was produced from 100% Merlot reaching 14.5% ABV. Due to the higher level of ABV, this year cultivated yeasts were used in the fermentation process for the very first time. 96-98 Pts

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2017
97
Produced from 100% Merlot, this wine evokes licorice, flowers, truffle, plum, rainforest and cherries in the bouquet. From there you'll discover the exotic, silken feel and perfectly sweet deep red fruits, which lead to the decadent, sensuously textured finish.

Produced from 100% Merlot, this wine evokes licorice, flowers, truffle, plum, rainforest and cherries in the bouquet. From there you'll discover the exotic, silken feel and perfectly sweet deep red fruits, which lead to the decadent, sensuously textured finish.

3,323 Views   Tasted
2016
99
Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine offers citrus, roses, plum, cocoa and wild cherries as soon as your nose draws close to the glass. Silky, sweet, polished, this is not a wine of density. It is a wine of purity, refinement, complexity, elegance, opulence and with time, it may border on decadence. The harvest took place from October 4 to October 8. The wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.72.

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine offers citrus, roses, plum, cocoa and wild cherries as soon as your nose draws close to the glass. Silky, sweet, polished, this is not a wine of density. It is a wine of purity, refinement, complexity, elegance, opulence and with time, it may border on decadence. The harvest took place from October 4 to October 8. The wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.72.

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2015
99
Good things come to those that wait. Due to the higher than normal sugar levels in the wine, 2015 Le Pin was not able to be tasted during the premiers. This stunner was certainly worth waiting for. Deep ruby in color, with truffle, floral, black and blue fruit and a touch of kirsch in the nose, the wine shows a lush, silky, decadent, mouth feel. The opulent finish does not quit, as the spicy cherry griotte, kirsch, marzipan and clay tinged finish lasts close to 60 seconds! The wine reached 14.2% ABV with a pH of 3.72, produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is aging in 100% new, French oak barrels. If you cannot afford a bottle, and not many people can, try and find a rich friend that is lucky enough to buy the wine. It is going to be hard to find as only 500 cases were made this year.

Good things come to those that wait. Due to the higher than normal sugar levels in the wine, 2015 Le Pin was not able to be tasted during the premiers. This stunner was certainly worth waiting for. Deep ruby in color, with truffle, floral, black and blue fruit and a touch of kirsch in the nose, the wine shows a lush, silky, decadent, mouth feel. The opulent finish does not quit, as the spicy cherry griotte, kirsch, marzipan and clay tinged finish lasts close to 60 seconds! The wine reached 14.2% ABV with a pH of 3.72, produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is aging in 100% new, French oak barrels. If you cannot afford a bottle, and not many people can, try and find a rich friend that is lucky enough to buy the wine. It is going to be hard to find as only 500 cases were made this year.

6,330 Views   Tasted
2014
95
This wine opens with citrus, floral, dark chocolate, plum and dark cherry notes in the nose, creating a complex set of aromatics. Plush, rich, clean and pure, what the wine lacks in opulence, it makes up for with its concentrated, fresh, long, pure, sweet, velvet-driven character. 94-96 Pts

This wine opens with citrus, floral, dark chocolate, plum and dark cherry notes in the nose, creating a complex set of aromatics. Plush, rich, clean and pure, what the wine lacks in opulence, it makes up for with its concentrated, fresh, long, pure, sweet, velvet-driven character. 94-96 Pts

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2012
97
Tobacco, floral, smoke, earth and ripe, juicy plum scents, the wine is concentrated rich and lush, with an exotic character that blends Mandarin orange dipped in chocolate with earthy and black cherries. The wine is sweet, lush, powerful, sexy and structured to age.

Tobacco, floral, smoke, earth and ripe, juicy plum scents, the wine is concentrated rich and lush, with an exotic character that blends Mandarin orange dipped in chocolate with earthy and black cherries. The wine is sweet, lush, powerful, sexy and structured to age.

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Very floral in character with licorice and black raspberries, silky textures and fresh, ripe berries, this velvety wine is expressive, but lacks the length found in the top vintages. 94-96 Pts

Very floral in character with licorice and black raspberries, silky textures and fresh, ripe berries, this velvety wine is expressive, but lacks the length found in the top vintages. 94-96 Pts

5,581 Views   Tasted
2011
95
Bright red fruits, with accents of citrus peel, dried flowers, spice, and cocoa create the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, and, on the elegant, fresh, refined, side of the style range, than opulent in character, this is drinking quite well today. Drink from 2023-2033.

Bright red fruits, with accents of citrus peel, dried flowers, spice, and cocoa create the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, and, on the elegant, fresh, refined, side of the style range, than opulent in character, this is drinking quite well today. Drink from 2023-2033.

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Boysenberry, chocolate, earth and plum scents open to a fresh, spicy, supple-textured, flashy style of Pomerol ending with a silky, opulent red and black plum finish. 94-95 Pts

Boysenberry, chocolate, earth and plum scents open to a fresh, spicy, supple-textured, flashy style of Pomerol ending with a silky, opulent red and black plum finish. 94-95 Pts

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2010
98
With a bit more backbone than the 2009, this stunning tasting experience is almost off the charts. Still, in its youth, the multiple layers of black plums, and even blacker cherries, chocolate, licorice, truffle, and orange rind on the nose and palate make you sit up and take notice. With time, my score could rise, though I question if I will ever get the chance to taste it again. Drink from 2022-2060.

With a bit more backbone than the 2009, this stunning tasting experience is almost off the charts. Still, in its youth, the multiple layers of black plums, and even blacker cherries, chocolate, licorice, truffle, and orange rind on the nose and palate make you sit up and take notice. With time, my score could rise, though I question if I will ever get the chance to taste it again. Drink from 2022-2060.

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It's not often I am able to taste Le Pin from bottle. I know, not many others are able to taste it at all. My point is, I know it's a special treat. Le Pin is not the most consistent Pomerol producer. But when it's on, it produces an expression of Merlot that is without equal. Sporting a deep color, the wine popped from the bottle with fresh plum liqueur, chocolate, citrus, coconut, smoke, truffle and boysenberry aromatics. As good as that sounded, the experience was even better on the palate! Thick, rich, intense, pure, fresh, opulent and silky, this was pure decadence with every sniff, swallow and sip. I hope I get to see this beauty again. What a treat!

It's not often I am able to taste Le Pin from bottle. I know, not many others are able to taste it at all. My point is, I know it's a special treat. Le Pin is not the most consistent Pomerol producer. But when it's on, it produces an expression of Merlot that is without equal. Sporting a deep color, the wine popped from the bottle with fresh plum liqueur, chocolate, citrus, coconut, smoke, truffle and boysenberry aromatics. As good as that sounded, the experience was even better on the palate! Thick, rich, intense, pure, fresh, opulent and silky, this was pure decadence with every sniff, swallow and sip. I hope I get to see this beauty again. What a treat!

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Le Pin fills the room with pungent scents of oak, spice, exotic citrus oils, smoke, plums, fennel and fresh flowers. The wine drenches your palate with silky, velvet laced textures and waves of rich, ripe, sweet, pure extract of plum liqueur, Maraschino cherries and orange rind. The long, seamless, intense finish is pure decadence. Le Pin is one of the most interesting Pomerol wines to taste. Aside from amazing high prices, its main problem is, the wine lacks consistency. It doesn't always perform as one would expect. Yet, when it is on, Le Pin is a Pomerol without peer. 97-99 Pts

Le Pin fills the room with pungent scents of oak, spice, exotic citrus oils, smoke, plums, fennel and fresh flowers. The wine drenches your palate with silky, velvet laced textures and waves of rich, ripe, sweet, pure extract of plum liqueur, Maraschino cherries and orange rind. The long, seamless, intense finish is pure decadence. Le Pin is one of the most interesting Pomerol wines to taste. Aside from amazing high prices, its main problem is, the wine lacks consistency. It doesn't always perform as one would expect. Yet, when it is on, Le Pin is a Pomerol without peer. 97-99 Pts

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2009
99
Sensuous, silky, opulent, velvety, and rich, the layers of exotically-textured cherries seem endless here. The floral, red pit fruit, citrus, and cocoa perfume get the party started, but it is on the palate where this wine really shines. Drink from 2022-2054.

Sensuous, silky, opulent, velvety, and rich, the layers of exotically-textured cherries seem endless here. The floral, red pit fruit, citrus, and cocoa perfume get the party started, but it is on the palate where this wine really shines. Drink from 2022-2054.

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2009 Le Pin has a perfume of coconut, dark berries, black cherries, and hints of citrus flowers accompanied by spice notes. Velvety textured, and richly concentrated, this exotic wine finishes with a blast of plums. 95-97 Pts

2009 Le Pin has a perfume of coconut, dark berries, black cherries, and hints of citrus flowers accompanied by spice notes. Velvety textured, and richly concentrated, this exotic wine finishes with a blast of plums. 95-97 Pts

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2008
97
Exotically textured, with a melange of red fruits, licorice, flowers and citrus, the wine has body, length, purity of fruit and complexity. But it is the lush texture that steals the show! This beauty will age for at least 2 decades.

Exotically textured, with a melange of red fruits, licorice, flowers and citrus, the wine has body, length, purity of fruit and complexity. But it is the lush texture that steals the show! This beauty will age for at least 2 decades.

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Medium/full bodied, sensuous, soft and silky, the fresh, sensually, textured sweet, ripe cherries really show through from start to finish. The wine is definitely on the riper, red fruit side of the style range.

Medium/full bodied, sensuous, soft and silky, the fresh, sensually, textured sweet, ripe cherries really show through from start to finish. The wine is definitely on the riper, red fruit side of the style range.

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08 Château Le Pin has great color. The nose experiences plum, coffee, spice box, fennel, orange peel, and coffee. Ripe, rich, round fruit with silky tannins. The wine finishes with long blast of chocolate covered cherries. A suave, silky, opulent wine. 93-96 Pts

08 Château Le Pin has great color. The nose experiences plum, coffee, spice box, fennel, orange peel, and coffee. Ripe, rich, round fruit with silky tannins. The wine finishes with long blast of chocolate covered cherries. A suave, silky, opulent wine. 93-96 Pts

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2006
96
This kicks off with an exotic melange of black and tropical fruit. Very dense. Much darker and richer than their 05. The wine finished with ripe plums, spice, floral notes and orange rinds. This exotic and silky textured wine is one of the few Pomerols that performed better in 06 than 05.

This kicks off with an exotic melange of black and tropical fruit. Very dense. Much darker and richer than their 05. The wine finished with ripe plums, spice, floral notes and orange rinds. This exotic and silky textured wine is one of the few Pomerols that performed better in 06 than 05.

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2005
97
Walk into a truffle store, light up a Cuban cigar, pick up a basket of fresh blackberries and plums, take the fruit and remove all the water so you’re left with only the simple, pure essence of the berries, drizzle fresh tangerine juice, add velvet textures and soak your palate in it and you are tasting 2005 Le Pin. If this wine is this good now, I can only imagine what it will be like in 10 years.

Walk into a truffle store, light up a Cuban cigar, pick up a basket of fresh blackberries and plums, take the fruit and remove all the water so you’re left with only the simple, pure essence of the berries, drizzle fresh tangerine juice, add velvet textures and soak your palate in it and you are tasting 2005 Le Pin. If this wine is this good now, I can only imagine what it will be like in 10 years.

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Exotic, coconut tinged, black, red and plum flavors caress your palate. This concentrated wine slips, slides and dances across your pleasure meter. Le Pin offers a unique texture found in no other wine. Now, if only I could talk myself into trading a perfectly nice car for a case of wine.

Exotic, coconut tinged, black, red and plum flavors caress your palate. This concentrated wine slips, slides and dances across your pleasure meter. Le Pin offers a unique texture found in no other wine. Now, if only I could talk myself into trading a perfectly nice car for a case of wine.

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2004
94
This is exotic in style with its combination of licorice, black fruits and tropical accents. The palate enjoys a rich, lush, opulent, silky feel with flavors of plums, and mangos. Very tropical. Le Pin is truly the kinkiest wine in Bordeaux!

This is exotic in style with its combination of licorice, black fruits and tropical accents. The palate enjoys a rich, lush, opulent, silky feel with flavors of plums, and mangos. Very tropical. Le Pin is truly the kinkiest wine in Bordeaux!

5,871 Views   Tasted
2001
100
Wow! What a wine. It is impossible not to be seduced here by its sultry, sensuous, silky, exotic texture. The perfectly ripe fruit comes in layers, each wine seeking your attention. The opulent, velvet-drenched finish is pure, bottled sex. I will never be able to afford this. But for those that can, this is one of the wines of your life. Drink this now and over the next decade.

Wow! What a wine. It is impossible not to be seduced here by its sultry, sensuous, silky, exotic texture. The perfectly ripe fruit comes in layers, each wine seeking your attention. The opulent, velvet-drenched finish is pure, bottled sex. I will never be able to afford this. But for those that can, this is one of the wines of your life. Drink this now and over the next decade.

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There is an incredible depth of flavor here that just keeps on coming. Lively, fresh and ostentatious, the wine is the poster child for decadence. Polished velvet tannins and layers of incredibly ripe, sweet, lush fruits with a hint of citrus peel and dark chocolate is not something you can find in any other wine.

There is an incredible depth of flavor here that just keeps on coming. Lively, fresh and ostentatious, the wine is the poster child for decadence. Polished velvet tannins and layers of incredibly ripe, sweet, lush fruits with a hint of citrus peel and dark chocolate is not something you can find in any other wine.

4,209 Views   Tasted
Intriguing notes of citrus, flowers, chocolate, plums, spice, truffle, fennel and black cherry. Lush, decadent and supple in texture, this rich, deep, full bodied, opulent wine offers a long, sexy, plum, black cherry and chocolate finish. Le Pin is not the most consistent Pomerol. But when it's on, it's a stunning wine that features unique aromatic and textural qualities that no other wine offers.

Intriguing notes of citrus, flowers, chocolate, plums, spice, truffle, fennel and black cherry. Lush, decadent and supple in texture, this rich, deep, full bodied, opulent wine offers a long, sexy, plum, black cherry and chocolate finish. Le Pin is not the most consistent Pomerol. But when it's on, it's a stunning wine that features unique aromatic and textural qualities that no other wine offers.

10,662 Views   Tasted
2000
97
The attention-seeking perfume, with its flowers, mocha, truffle, cherry and kirsch charms you right off the bat. Medium-bodied, vibrant, soft and juicy, with a core of melted cherries and chocolate, there is a firmness to the tannins in the finish.

The attention-seeking perfume, with its flowers, mocha, truffle, cherry and kirsch charms you right off the bat. Medium-bodied, vibrant, soft and juicy, with a core of melted cherries and chocolate, there is a firmness to the tannins in the finish.

2,750 Views   Tasted
I love tasting wines blind that I think I am never going to see. Especially when they preform as well as you envision. Rich, port like fruit, velvet tannins, a nose any perfume make would be proud of and a finish that hits all the right notes. Frighteningly expensive, but a thrill to sip and taste.

I love tasting wines blind that I think I am never going to see. Especially when they preform as well as you envision. Rich, port like fruit, velvet tannins, a nose any perfume make would be proud of and a finish that hits all the right notes. Frighteningly expensive, but a thrill to sip and taste.

5,671 Views   Tasted
1999
93
Medium bodied, with a distinctive citrus note on top of the flowers, plums, cherry and truffle. Elegant, refined, supple, and with a hint of the exotic textures offered in the top vintages of this unicorn wine, this is probably slightly past its peak and should be consumed, if you are lucky enough to have a bottle.

Medium bodied, with a distinctive citrus note on top of the flowers, plums, cherry and truffle. Elegant, refined, supple, and with a hint of the exotic textures offered in the top vintages of this unicorn wine, this is probably slightly past its peak and should be consumed, if you are lucky enough to have a bottle.

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1993
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.

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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1990
100
Even more opulent and sensuous since I last tasted it, the wine is clearly flashy, flamboyant, and showy with its textures and profile of mocha, orange peel, slice box, cocoa, black cherry and plum. The finish holds on for over 60 seconds which is a good thing, as you want as much of this supple, sexy wine as possible.

Even more opulent and sensuous since I last tasted it, the wine is clearly flashy, flamboyant, and showy with its textures and profile of mocha, orange peel, slice box, cocoa, black cherry and plum. The finish holds on for over 60 seconds which is a good thing, as you want as much of this supple, sexy wine as possible.

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The incredibly, sensuous, flamboyant, sexy, opulent nature of this wine is off the hook. Yet, even with its decadent nature, there is a refined, elegant quality that shines through the violet, plum, cherry, smoke, licorice and dark chocolate extravaganza. When this was released, it sold for a song. Today, not so much. But if you have a friend with a bottle or two that invites you to dinner, take this from me, make sure you go as this is an unequaled experience.

The incredibly, sensuous, flamboyant, sexy, opulent nature of this wine is off the hook. Yet, even with its decadent nature, there is a refined, elegant quality that shines through the violet, plum, cherry, smoke, licorice and dark chocolate extravaganza. When this was released, it sold for a song. Today, not so much. But if you have a friend with a bottle or two that invites you to dinner, take this from me, make sure you go as this is an unequaled experience.

4,726 Views   Tasted
Perfectly ripe, overripe, and slightly al dente cherries, plums, figs, licorice, flowers and truffles make an appearance. Concentrated, silky, long, fresh and filled with layers of sweet fruits, the finish really sticks in your mouth for ages. Fully mature, this is a stunner.

Perfectly ripe, overripe, and slightly al dente cherries, plums, figs, licorice, flowers and truffles make an appearance. Concentrated, silky, long, fresh and filled with layers of sweet fruits, the finish really sticks in your mouth for ages. Fully mature, this is a stunner.

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This is a silky, sexy slut of a wine that puts the kink back into kinky! The mouth feel is pure decadence. The wine slips and slides over every nook and cranny of your palate. The exotic coconut, over ripe dark cherry, black pit fruit, chocolate and plum tinged perfume holds your attention and does not let go. The sultry, sensuous finish remains close to sixty seconds. If I was rich, I'd buy it.

This is a silky, sexy slut of a wine that puts the kink back into kinky! The mouth feel is pure decadence. The wine slips and slides over every nook and cranny of your palate. The exotic coconut, over ripe dark cherry, black pit fruit, chocolate and plum tinged perfume holds your attention and does not let go. The sultry, sensuous finish remains close to sixty seconds. If I was rich, I'd buy it.

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1989
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.

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.

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.

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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1987
89
This looked at least a decade or more older in color. The black plum, earth, soy and truffle nose was a treat. In the mouth, the fully mature wine offered pleasure without excitement. I was shocked to learn it was Le Pin. I was even more surprised to find it was as good as it was for the vintage

This looked at least a decade or more older in color. The black plum, earth, soy and truffle nose was a treat. In the mouth, the fully mature wine offered pleasure without excitement. I was shocked to learn it was Le Pin. I was even more surprised to find it was as good as it was for the vintage

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1985
95
Fully mature, the wine is packed with truffles, dark chocolate, red plums, cherries, earth and leafy herbs. Medium-bodied, with a crisp edge to the tannins that I wish was just a bit more fleshy and silky. This is not a wine to hold for more development.

Fully mature, the wine is packed with truffles, dark chocolate, red plums, cherries, earth and leafy herbs. Medium-bodied, with a crisp edge to the tannins that I wish was just a bit more fleshy and silky. This is not a wine to hold for more development.

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Le Pin is about delicacy and aromatics, instead of power. The wine posses layers of kinky dark cherry, plums, coconut, orange, flower and vanilla that makes it truly unique. The decadent wine feels great in your mouth.

Le Pin is about delicacy and aromatics, instead of power. The wine posses layers of kinky dark cherry, plums, coconut, orange, flower and vanilla that makes it truly unique. The decadent wine feels great in your mouth.

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1982
98
A wine I never thought I'd be able to taste, and I was certainly glad I did. The nose, with its cherry pipe tobacco, floral, mint, oyster shell, wet earth, cherry and mocha was an easy hook. But the sexy, silky, exotic textures, purity of fruit, and velvet finish brought it all the way home. Fully mature, if you have extremely wealthy friends with a bottle or two, have them pull a cork, as there is no reason to age this any longer.

A wine I never thought I'd be able to taste, and I was certainly glad I did. The nose, with its cherry pipe tobacco, floral, mint, oyster shell, wet earth, cherry and mocha was an easy hook. But the sexy, silky, exotic textures, purity of fruit, and velvet finish brought it all the way home. Fully mature, if you have extremely wealthy friends with a bottle or two, have them pull a cork, as there is no reason to age this any longer.

6,522 Views   Tasted