Chateau Le Pin

France > Bordeaux > Libournais

This tiny chateau (in truth it's barely a chateau) produces just 600-700 cases of wine a year from only 2.2 hectares and yet is one of the most sought after in the world.

Owned by the Thienpont family from Belgium it was renamed in 1979 having previously given its grapes over for generic Pomerol. The vines, mostly merlot, sit behind a modest house with an equally modest garden...and one pine tree. The soil is not rich and yet it produces vintages of stunning ripeness and concentration. They have a 'fruit forward' style and consistently score high marks in tastings. This is a truly rare chance to acquire a unique wine with a rightful place among the elite.

Wine Chateau Le Pin Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Le Pin Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Le Pin Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Le Pin Bordeaux Cellars

Grape Varieties

Merlot
92
Cabernet Franc
8
Chateau Le Pin,
Rue la Fontaine,
33500 Pomerol, France

Top vintages

Areas under vine

4 Acres

Average annual production

700 Cases per annum

Ageing

Matures in 100% new oak for between 14 and 18 months

Soil

A mixture of gravel and clay with a little sand

Appellation

Pomerol

Vintage Prices

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Wine score: 0/100