Le Pin 2012

Current Market Price: £20,000.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Le Pin, Le Pin, 2012

Tasting Notes Le Pin 2012

97

This is phenomenal for the vintage. Aromas of roses, blueberries and clay. Full and dense yet it finishes long and agile. It goes on for minutes. Truly a great bottle here. It's the 2001 in the remake, which was better than 2000. This is 100 percent Merlot. Normally a tiny percent of Cabernet Franc too. Only 500 cases.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
93-95

The Le Pin was cropped between 1st and 3rd October at 32hl/ha and achieved a relatively high IPT of 77. After fifteen day fermentation and a short maceration it was run off into new barrels (Seguin Moreau and Taransaud) on 22nd October. It offers plenty of pure dark cherry, blackcurrant and cassis fruit on the nose with superb delineation and freshness. It opens wonderfully over five or ten minutes offering a subtle brine/black olive note, the oak deftly integrated into the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a hint of dark chocolate on the entry. There is good weight and tension although towards the finish there is a patina of wood that should be subsumed throughout its maturation. This strict, correct and upstanding Le Pin would benefit from a touch of flesh, but it is a stylish Pomerol for sure. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
(93-95)

The 2012 Le Pin exhibits a surprisingly opaque purple color, moderately high tannin, deep mocha and jammy berry characteristics, unexpected headiness, an alcoholic blast and lots of glycerin and fruit. This beauty should come into its own in 4-5 years, and last for 15 or more. This 100% Merlot cuvee is a fresher, lighter-styled effort than this estate's blockbuster 2009 and 2010, but it is surprisingly intense with plenty of weight, clout and class. Yields were a tiny 30 hectoliters per hectare (due to poor flowering and excessive drought), and the wine was produced from fruit harvested between October 2 and 5.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206

Le Pin Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Pin 2017 Chateau Le Pin £24,430.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £38,240.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £9,560.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £36,000.00 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 £20,000.00 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 £37,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2010 Chateau Le Pin £9,850.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2009 Chateau Le Pin £44,988.00 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 £24,000.00 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 £39,982.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1999 Chateau Le Pin £26,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1998 Chateau Le Pin £32,448.00 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 £27,160.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1990 Chateau Le Pin £44,304.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1989 Chateau Le Pin £32,448.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1986 Chateau Le Pin £17,556.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1982 Chateau Le Pin £155,952.00 12x75cl