2018 Le Pin (Pomerol)

100% Merlot. Yield 30 hl/ha. Produced from a very precise parcel selection from eight different plots over two and a half hectares. Surprisingly savoury aromas in a very complex bouquet. Mint, menthol, liquorice, a touch of tobacco smoke, well integrated new wood, Damson and blackberry fruit, delicate texture. Very polished, beautifully balanced, and lifted by real acidity on the finish. Remarkable. (NT 18/04/19)
Producer
Le Pin
Origin
Pomerol, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
98 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019
Wine Status
tbc
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2018 Le Pin (Pomerol)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

This is extremely good, expansive and luxurious with a stunning texture – vibrant and powerful, and a floral side that becomes clear as it opens in the glass, lifting the whole thing not through acidity but through aromatics. The real difference with Le Pin and other 100% Merlot wines is the sumptuousness through the mid palate, it’s so wide and rich, you can’t just walk over it but lie down on it, feather pillow style. They had a yield of 30hl/ha, mainly due to thicker than usual skins with some concentration at the finish, and added a selected rather than indigenous yeast to deal with the alcohol levels. 3.7Ph. 70IPT. 2019, by the way, is the 40th anniversary vintage here for the Thienponts. 98 points

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