Le Pin 1998

Current Market Price: £39,900.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Le Pin, Le Pin, 1998

Tasting Notes Le Pin 1998

93

Tasted at Bipin Desai's Le Pin vertical in Los Angeles. The Le Pin '98 has a rich, decadent nose with macerated black cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, truffle and a touch of molasses. Napa comes to Pomerol indeed! The full-bodied palate is loaded with glycerine, smooth and voluptuous, leaving you instantly smitten by its ravishing personality. Notes of ripe black cherries, blueberry and cassis, very succulent and yet somehow missing the tension that would counterpoise all this hedonism. I can imagine being utterly entranced by this wine if I had it alone, yet juxtaposed against other vintages of Le Pin, I find myself erring towards others less lauded. Just 435 cases produced. Drink 2010-2020+ Tasted November 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2009
93

A beautifully made, dark ruby/garnet/plum-colored wine, the 1998 Le Pin offers an exotic bouquet of coconut, kirsch liqueur, and jammy blackberries, all flamboyantly dosed with smoky new oak. It is dense, rich, and plush, with a good tannic framework. At one time, Le Pin was the most exotic wine from Bordeaux's right bank, but there is now considerable competition from all the new St.-Emilion upstarts. While this remains an outstanding, often compelling Pomerol, many far less expensive, equally prodigious alternatives have emerged. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #134 April 2001

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 £20,350.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1996 Chateau Le Pin £25,308.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1995 Chateau Le Pin £25,800.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1990 Chateau Le Pin £54,024.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1989 Chateau Le Pin £30,240.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1986 Chateau Le Pin £22,572.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1982 Chateau Le Pin £117,276.00 12x75cl