International Wine Cellar | Rating:(tasted from cuve, on its finings) Good medium ruby. Superripe, liqueur-like aromas of exotic framboise and kirsch Rich and concentrated, with very sweet fruit flavors complemented by a torrefaction note of coffee. Very hard to assess accurately today but appears to be riper and denser than the 2001. Judgment deferred.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2002
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Dark smudgy ruby. Very rich with graphite notes - and almosty exaggerated. Sweet and polished and almost animal - certainly slightly floral - just a little bit 'fly' as opposed to solid and substantial. Very rich and jewelly and long and flattering though certainly not classical! There is something just a little sweet and simple here. Though there is no shortage of impact...Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96This is a slight downgrade for this wine, but I suspect it will bounce back, as it clearly needs more time. It was more reserved than I thought it would be, as Le Pin tends to be one of the more extravagantly rich, flamboyant wines of Pomerol. The one time I tasted the 2000, it had a dense ruby/purple color, aggressive new oak, loads of coconut, vanilla, and spice box, enormous concentration and thickness, but this is an estate where I thought their subsequent year, 2001, was an even better wine. This wine displays some firm tannins in the finish and should be forgotten for another 5-6 years. So much for Le Pin not aging well. This one has at least 25 years left in it.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93This is very shy, but there's lots of character underneath. Tobacco, lemongrass and cool fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with a lovely silky texture and a long, fruity, fresh herb and mineral finish. Not the 1998, but very fine indeed. 500 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Self | Rating: 99Author: RaViCo
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 201 bottles owned
- 33 collectors
- Average collector rating: 99
(Out of 33 collectors)