Chateau Le Pin 1994
€ 2.413,95 (incl. BTW)
|Producent||Chateau Le Pin|
This micro-estate is easy to criticize given the absurd prices ($8,000-$12,000 per case!) the 500 or so cases fetch in the auction markets. Le Pin is one of the most exotic, concentrated, flashy wines of Bordeaux, but when it is selling at six times the price of wines such as Clinet, La Conseillante, L'Evangile, and La Fleur de Gay, readers are justified in thinking that some wine buyers have lost their sense of reality. Compared to its older sibling, the 1993, the 1994 Le Pin is a more reserved, less flamboyant and ostentatious wine. It reveals a healthy dark ruby/purple color, spicy, sweet oak, and a silky, opulent entry, but it is a more structured, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Le Pin with layers of fruit, moderate tannin, and a long, rich, jammy finish. Once again, new oak, outstanding purity, and a luscious mouthfeel account for the impressive showing of this wine in blind tastings.
I loved this wine from the moment I tasted it from barrel in 1995. This is showing beautifully. Balanced and refined, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Medium-bodied, with chocolate, berry and mineral flavors. Wonderful and subtle. Will improve with age too.--Le Pin non-blind vertical.