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.
- Cabernet Franc
Chateau Le Pin, Rue la Fontaine, 33500 Pomerol, France