CHATEAU LE PIN, 2016

109.200,00kn

Očaran sam aromama mljevenih kupina, sladića, crnog čaja i ljubičica. Punog je tijela, ali tako intenzivan i linearan. Snažni tanini s vrhunskim lakom i fokusom daju nevjerojatnu teksturu. Složeni i fascinantni okusi lješnjaka i tamnog voća. Ravnoteža i snaga su nevjerojatni. Savršeno vino. Vrlo izravno i izvrsno. Kušajte nakon 2025.

100 bodova
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, veljača 2019

I am spellbound by the aromas of crushed blackberries, licorice, black tea and violets. It’s full-bodied yet so intense and linear. Powerful tannins with superb polish and focus give an amazing texture. Complex and fascinating flavors of hazelnuts and dark fruit. The balance and strength is uncanny. Perfect wine. Very direct and superb. Try after 2025.

100 bodova
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

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O VINARIJI / ABOUT THE WINERY
Le Pin je maleno imanje od 2,7 hektara (6 jutara) u četvrti Pomerol u Bordeauxu. Stvorila ga je 1979. obitelj Thienpont (vlasnici obližnjeg Vieux Château Certana), a brzo se proslavila u borbi za titulu najskupljeg vina na svijetu. 100 -postotno vino Merlot iznimno je koncentrirano i bujno; često se može piti mlad, ali je najbolji s desetljećem starenja. Vinograd Le Pin okrenut je prema jugu i nalazi se na dobro dreniranom šljunčanom i pjeskovitom tlu koje daje izuzetno niske prinose. Sadi se i mala količina Cabernet Franca. Međutim, ovo se ne koristi u vinu Le Pin, a postupno se zamjenjuje Merlotom. Grožđe se bere ručno i fermentira u nehrđajućem čeliku prije odležavanja od 14 do 18 mjeseci u jednoj novoj hrastovoj bačvi, a zatim u drugoj. Proizvodnja je očito mala, ukupno iznosi samo 600 do 700 slučajeva godišnje - u usporedbi s 4.000 za Petrus i 20.000 i više za Médoc First Growths. Le Pin je dobio ime po dva bora u vinogradu. Na posjedu nema pravog dvorca, iako je 2011. otvorena nova vinarija koja je zamijenila stari podrum seoske kuće.
Le Pin is a tiny 2.7-hectare (6-acre) property in the Pomerol district of Bordeaux. It was created in 1979 by the Thienpont family (owners of nearby Vieux Château Certan), and quickly rose to prominence to vie for the title of most expensive wine in the world. The 100 percent Merlot wine is extremely concentrated and lush; it can often be drunk young but is best with a decade of aging. The Le Pin vineyard is south-facing and sits on well-drained gravel and sand soils which give extremely low yields. There is also a small amount of Cabernet Franc planted. However, this not used in the Le Pin wine, and is gradually being replaced by Merlot. Grapes are harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel before 14 to 18 months' aging in first one new oak barrel, and then a second. Production is obviously tiny, totaling just 600 to 700 cases per year – compared with 4,000 for Petrus and 20,000 and more for the Médoc First Growths. Le Pin is named after two pine trees at the vineyard. There is no true château on the property, though a new winery was opened in 2011, replacing an old farmhouse basement.