Le Pin 2018

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Chateau Le Pin, Le Pin, 2018

Tasting Notes Le Pin 2018

98-99

The density and texture to this Le Pin is very surprising. It’s tannic and intense with an angular and stony-mineral undertone. Full-bodied yet energetic and edgy. Great structure. Reminds me of the great 1986.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98

This is extremely good, expansive and luxurious with a stunning texture – vibrant and powerful, and a floral side that becomes clear as it opens in the glass, lifting the whole thing not through acidity but through aromatics. The real difference with Le Pin and other 100% Merlot wines is the sumptuousness through the mid palate, it’s so wide and rich, you can’t just walk over it but lie down on it, feather pillow style. They had a yield of 30hl/ha, mainly due to thicker than usual skins with some concentration at the finish, and added a selected rather than indigenous yeast to deal with the alcohol levels. 3.7Ph. 70IPT. 2019, by the way, is the 40th anniversary vintage here for the Thienponts.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-99

The 2018 Le Pin is made of 100% Merlot, picked the last week of September with yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has a pH of 3.7, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 70 and 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little reserved to begin, offering glimpses of tar, fertile loam and truffles with slowly emerging notes of baked black cherries, stewed plums, mulberries and underbrush plus hints of black pepper, hoisin and chargrill with a waft of garrigue. Full-bodied, the palate is loaded with taut, muscular fruit and heaps of earthy accents, with a firm frame of ripe, rounded tannins and just enough seamless freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
94-97

The 2018 Le Pin is dense, rich and seductive, with all of the textural richness that is such a signature. Le Pin is, of course, 100% Merlot fermented entirely in new oak. There is a touch of new wood in the en primeur sample that needs time to fully assimilate, which I expect will not be a problem over time. More than anything else, I am impressed with the wine's freshness and overall energy. The 2018 comes in 14.5% alcohol, the highest ever here, and yet that is not especially evident. A closing burst of floral overtones and red/purplish berry fruit leaves a lasting impression.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Le Pin Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Pin 2018 Chateau Le Pin POA 12x75cl
Le Pin 2017 Chateau Le Pin £23,607.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £35,363.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2016 Chateau Le Pin £9,300.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £33,600.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £18,750.00 6x75cl
Le Pin 2015 Chateau Le Pin £8,600.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2014 Chateau Le Pin £20,400.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2013 Chateau Le Pin £1,560.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2012 Chateau Le Pin £20,754.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2011 Chateau Le Pin £19,990.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2010 Chateau Le Pin £33,762.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2010 Chateau Le Pin £9,500.00 3x75cl
Le Pin 2009 Chateau Le Pin £38,500.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2009 Chateau Le Pin £20,000.00 6x75cl
Le Pin 2008 Chateau Le Pin £21,968.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2007 Chateau Le Pin £20,800.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2006 Chateau Le Pin £32,370.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2005 Chateau Le Pin £31,500.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2004 Chateau Le Pin £30,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2003 Chateau Le Pin POA 12x75cl
Le Pin 2002 Chateau Le Pin £20,406.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2001 Chateau Le Pin £36,500.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2000 Chateau Le Pin £40,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 2000 Chateau Le Pin £24,000.00 6x75cl
Le Pin 1999 Chateau Le Pin £24,756.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1998 Chateau Le Pin £33,684.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1997 Chateau Le Pin £20,460.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1996 Chateau Le Pin £21,600.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1995 Chateau Le Pin £26,278.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1990 Chateau Le Pin £44,316.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1989 Chateau Le Pin £30,000.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1986 Chateau Le Pin £16,632.00 12x75cl
Le Pin 1982 Chateau Le Pin £142,452.00 12x75cl