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Château Le Pin

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2018 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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% alcohol. Due to the higher level of alcohol, this year cultivated yeasts were used in the fermentation process for the very first time. 96-98 Pts

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2017 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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2016 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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% alcohol with a pH of 3.72.

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2015 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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% alcohol 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.

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2014 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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

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2012 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2011 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 94

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 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 100

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

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2009 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 95

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 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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

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2006 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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2005 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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2004 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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!

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2001 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 97

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.

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2000 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 99

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.

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1999 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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1990 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 98

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.

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1989 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 94

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 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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

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1985 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 95

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 Château Le Pin  (Pomerol) 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.

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