Le Pin 1990
Tasting Notes Le Pin 1990
The 1990 Le Pin has more in common with the 1982 than most wines of this vintage. This wine exhibits concentrated fig, blackberry, creme de cassis, kirsch, roasted coffee, herb, and spice box characteristics, and incredible amounts of glycerin as well as velvety tannins. Still tasting like an adolescent, it rocks and rolls across the palate in a glorious manner. Anticipated maturity: now-2025. Release price: ($5000.00/case)
Tasted at Bipin Desai's Le Pin vertical in Los Angeles. Not tasted since the millennium, this remains an outrageous Pomerol to die for. Decadent and ostentatious on the nose with sweet cassis and blackberry fruit, creme de menthe, hot bricks, a faint hint of cloves (not as much as the '89) and utterly seductive. The full-bodied palate has layers of exotic, ripe black fruits, cooked meats, a touch of menthol and just a hint of VA. Incredible level of concentration and yet it is not blowsy and poorly defined in any way. It coats the mouth with its lascivious charm. Oh la la! Lovers of 'classic' Pomerol will abhor it, but it actually resembles the Petrus '90 more than I predicted. Try to taste this just once in your life! 700 cases released. Drink now-2020. Tasted November 2008.