2015 Château Le Pin

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 99 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Le Pin hits the dance floor with a completely gregarious nose of plum preserves, blackberry tart and wild blueberries, boldly accented by suggestions of Chinese five spice, cigar boxes, menthol and violets plus an earthy waft of underbrush. Full-bodied, concentrated, muscular and earthy with a firm backbone of exquisitely ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, it has an incredibly long finish featuring exotic spice and mineral layers.
    Drink Dates: 2022 - 2047
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Interim Issue Mid-February 2018
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    This delivers a rich torrent of steeped fig, black currant and blackberry compote flavors, melding with a range of bramble, dried anise and singed alder notes. Offers ample grip thanks to a buried graphite edge. This brims with juicy energy, and the fruit seems nearly boundless. Best from 2023 through 2040. — JM
    Drink Dates: 2023-2040
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Mar 31, 2018
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    This 2015 Le Pin came from a half-bottle supplied by the Thienponts after a vexing showing at the Southwold tasting, where it lacked typicité. This bottle is undoubtedly better and hopefully more representative. Cranberry and raspberry on the nose display much more purity than before, and this is certainly more Pomerol in style, though not terribly complex. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, silky-smooth texture and a dash of spice toward the finish. Thoroughly enjoyable, but not up to the standard of, say, Petrus or Lafleur. After four or five showings, I do find some bottle variation with the 2015, and I aver that Jacques Thienpont has crafted better Le Pins. Tasted from a half-bottle sent directly from the château.
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Jul 2019
  • James Suckling | Rating: 100

    I am lost for words to describe this young wine, but it’s like walking into the best flower shop in Paris. Flowers galore with dark fruits as well. Full-bodied, very tannic and exotic. Amazing muscle and finesse at the same time. Phenomenal wine. This is half a normal harvest. Greatest ever, clearly. Wait until 2026.
    Drink Dates: 2026+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Thursday, October 17, 2019
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  • Chateau Le Pin is owned by the Thienpont family (also proprietors of Vieux Chateau Certan) and has an annual production of about 500 bottles. Le Pin's vineyards are located in the central part of the Pomerol plateau and planted with 90% Merlot grapes and the balance Cabernet Franc. The wines have a ripe, fruit-forward character that typically peak after 15 years of age. Chateau Le Pin takes its name from the presence of a single Pine tree growing on the property.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 41 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors