Chateau Le Pin 2005
€ 3.865,95 (in Vat)
|Brand||Chateau Le Pin|
|Grape||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
|Condition||In OWC of 3|
While I would not rank the 2005 Le Pin as highly as the 2001, 2000, 1998, 1989, 1983, or 1982, it is still a beautiful wine offering a deep ruby/purple color along with an open-knit nose of caramel, coconut, coffee, melted chocolate, and sweet, jammy black cherry and currant fruit. The alluring fragrance is followed by an opulent, luscious Pomerol with flamboyant flavors of ripe black fruits intermixed with hints of roasted herbs, meat juices, plums, and Asian spices. Unfortunately, the world’s billionaires quickly gobble up Le Pin’s 500 cases, even at preposterously high prices.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
Shows berry, tobacco and coffee character on the nose, with hints of mushroom and light toasty oak. Full-bodied, with lots of berry, chocolate and light dried spice character, followed by a long finish.