Red Bordeaux - 2009 - Le Pin

QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
1Case75cl6£18,250

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Tasting Notes

Rating

100

Release Price

$2000

Drink Date

2012 - 2037

Reviewed by

 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Issue Date

23rd Dec 2011

Source

199, The Wine Advocate

Exceptional purity and a blockbuster nose of mocha, black cherry liqueur, mulberries and plums are followed by an extravagantly rich wine that seems to have a nearly endless finish. Truly haute couture of Merlot, so to speak, this wine has a finish that goes well past a minute, with wonderfully sweet tannins and a provocative, concentrated, broad mouthfeel that is remarkably luxurious. This is amazing stuff! It should drink well for 20-25 years. This is undeniably the greatest Le Pin I have tasted at such an infantile age. There are about 500 cases of this wine, which is made by the Thienpont family, the owners of Vieux Chateau Certan. One hundred percent Merlot, it continues to possess the exoticism of previous vintages, but the oak at present is far better crafted and integrated than in the debut vintage of 1979.