Le Pin 1996

Current Market Price: £25,308.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Le Pin, Le Pin, 1996

Tasting Notes Le Pin 1996

92

Tasted at Bipin Desai’s Le Pin vertical in Los Angeles. A smaller crop: a paltry 360 cases to grace the world. It has a deep garnet core with a tawny/deep brick rim. The nose has a softness to it, some sous-bois aromas coming through and with gentle swirling touches of mint and then with extended aeration, some dried coconut. The palate is medium-bodied, well defined with fine tannins, just a little greenness in the middle, notes of black cherries and a little Doris plum. Quite foursquare towards the finish with some leafy, tobacco notes right on the finish. Not a top-tier Le Pin, but my style of “classic” Pomerol that would partner cuisine with aplomb. Drink now-2016. Tasted November 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2009
92

Like many 1996 Pomerols, there is a certain austerity to the tannins, and the wines are not as generous and voluminous as they would be from a great right bank vintage like 1998 or 2000. Nevertheless, this is a top-notch example, more structured than usual, but still has the exotic notes of melted chocolate, roasted espresso, a hint of coconut, and a plethora of jammy black fruits. Relatively supple, even for the vintage, this flamboyant, medium-bodied wine shows superb ripeness, purity, and overall balance with a bit of dry tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. Last tasted, 5/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003

Le Pin Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Pin 2018 Chateau Le Pin POA 12x75cl
Le Pin 2018 Chateau Le Pin £8,100.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2017 Chateau Le Pin £23,904.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2017 Chateau Le Pin £5,650.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £30,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £29,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2014 Chateau Le Pin £20,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2013 Chateau Le Pin £1,870.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2012 Chateau Le Pin £21,600.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2011 Chateau Le Pin £19,800.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2010 Chateau Le Pin £35,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2010 Chateau Le Pin £9,188.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2009 Chateau Le Pin £36,500.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2009 Chateau Le Pin £9,750.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2008 Chateau Le Pin £22,320.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2007 Chateau Le Pin £21,972.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2006 Chateau Le Pin £25,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2005 Chateau Le Pin £30,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2004 Chateau Le Pin £26,190.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2003 Chateau Le Pin POA 12x75cl
Le Pin 2002 Chateau Le Pin £22,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2002 Chateau Le Pin £11,000.00 6x75cl
Le Pin 2001 Chateau Le Pin £36,500.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2001 Chateau Le Pin £18,650.00 6x75cl
Le Pin 2000 Chateau Le Pin £54,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1999 Chateau Le Pin £24,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1998 Chateau Le Pin £39,900.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1997 Chateau Le Pin £20,232.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1996 Chateau Le Pin £25,308.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1995 Chateau Le Pin £32,095.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1990 Chateau Le Pin £54,024.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1989 Chateau Le Pin £30,072.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1986 Chateau Le Pin £22,572.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1982 Chateau Le Pin £117,276.00 12x75cl