Le Pin

Le Pin

Le Pin is the most expensive wine in the world. Jacques Thienpont purchased the meagre 1.6 hectares of land for one million francs in 1979. The Thienpoints named their wine Le Pin after a solitary pine tree that shaded the property. By acquiring tiny adjoining plots of land, Jacques has doubled the size of Le Pin to five acres. The south-facing vineyard on a well-drained slope of gravel and sand is planted with Merlot (about 92%), and a small amount of Cabernet Franc.

Le Pin's soil is a mixture of gravel and clay with a little sand and is exceptionally low yielding (between 30 to 35 hl/hc). The grapes are hand-harvested and are fermented in stainless steel before being matured in`200%` new oak barriques for between 14 and 18 months. Dany Rolland, wife of cult-oenologist Michel Rolland, is a consultant here.

Le Pin produces just 600 to 700 cases each year (Lafite Rothschild produces approximately 29,000 cases of wine a year and and Pétrus about 4,000) and its rarity is one of the driving forces behind its high prices. Le Pin produces super-concentrated, decadent, lush and lavishly oaked wines - they can be drunk young but are best with 7-10 years of bottle ageing.

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£2,102.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2011 Le Pin, Pomerol
Red
2011
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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£3,711.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2016 Le Pin, Pomerol
Red
2016
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2014 Le Pin, Pomerol
Red
2014
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2006 Le Pin, Pomerol
Red
2006
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2005 Le Pin, Pomerol, Bordeaux
Red
2005
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Le Pin, Pomerol
Red
2015
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2017 Le Pin, Pomerol, Bordeaux
Red
2017
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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Trilogie de le Pin, Pomerol blend of 2013/2014/2015
Red
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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