Le Pin 2010

Current Market Price: £36,000.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Le Pin, Le Pin, 2010

Tasting Notes Le Pin 2010

100

Made from 100% Merlot (one percent for each rating point I've assigned), this wine is explosively rich and compelling. Dense plum/purple, it boasts the remarkable delineation and freshness that are hallmarks of this vintage. From a much smaller production than normal because of Merlot's poor flowering, the very hot, dry growing and harvest conditions, this is a super-endowed, very rich Le Pin with its exotic new oak largely buried behind its extravagant concentration, power and richness. I don't know what its natural alcohol level is, but I suspect it is pushing 15% in 2010. Rich, tannic, but exceptionally well-endowed, this is a sublime example of Merlot at its very finest. Forget it for 5-7 years (which is somewhat unusual for Le Pin) and drink it over the following three decades.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
100

Dreamlike deep nose with blackberries, graphite and some smoky notes. Opens with licorice, vanilla and red fruit. Full and intensely fruity on the palate with lots of dark berries. Complex, dense and deeply structured with polished tannins and a great finish that just goes on and on. The balance is amazing. Even better than 2009. Drink from 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013
95

Jacques Thienpont has crafted an impeccable 2010 Le Pin. Cropped at 34hl/ha and offering 14.2% alcohol, it has a sumptuous bouquet of luscious blackberries and bilberries, crushed stone elements and a touch of cassis. It has certainly comes out of its shell since its showing in barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a sweet core of boysenberry and dark plum fruit, fresh acidity and a silky smooth, quite precocious cassis-driven finish that is long and sensual in the mouth. This is a beautiful ’10 Pomerol that deserves a decade in bottle. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013

Le Pin Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Pin 2017 Chateau Le Pin £25,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £37,652.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £9,560.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £34,176.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £18,750.00 6x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £9,200.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2014 Chateau Le Pin £20,800.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2013 Chateau Le Pin POA 12x75cl
Le Pin 2012 Chateau Le Pin £20,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2011 Chateau Le Pin £19,600.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2010 Chateau Le Pin £36,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2009 Chateau Le Pin £42,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2008 Chateau Le Pin £21,500.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2007 Chateau Le Pin £20,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2006 Chateau Le Pin £23,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2005 Chateau Le Pin £29,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2004 Chateau Le Pin £19,800.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2003 Chateau Le Pin POA 12x75cl
Le Pin 2002 Chateau Le Pin £19,900.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2001 Chateau Le Pin £36,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2000 Chateau Le Pin £38,964.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1999 Chateau Le Pin £26,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1998 Chateau Le Pin £32,388.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1997 Chateau Le Pin £20,352.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1996 Chateau Le Pin £18,600.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1995 Chateau Le Pin £27,400.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1990 Chateau Le Pin £35,751.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1989 Chateau Le Pin £32,700.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1986 Chateau Le Pin £17,556.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1982 Chateau Le Pin £155,952.00 12x75cl