Description/ Tasting NotesFull-bodied, voluptuous wine with silky-texture that is simply brilliant.
Winery Info/ Brand
Le Pin is one of the most expensive Bordeaux wines as well as one of the priciest wines in the world. Yet, it’s unclassified and its first vintage was only a few decades ago, The first vintage of Le Pin made its debut with the 1979 vintage. With that in mind, when you look at the history of Le Pin, it’s still truly a young Pomerol wine. Though the first vintage was sold at a low price, it was still hard to find buyers for it. Things begin to change for the Chateau when Robert Parker heaped praises for the 1982 vintage. And from that point forward, Le Pin became the first wine of Bordeaux selling for as much, or more than most First Growth Bordeaux wines.
Region Info/ Origin
The Pomerol region is located at the northern border where viticulture was present in the area during the time of the Romans. Though it is uncertain as to the origins of the name "Pomerol", but it is speculated that the word was derived from the Latin word poma, which refers to a fruit bearing seeds and is the origin of the French word pomme, meaning apple. This theory is supported by the region's long history of polyculture with many other crops, particularly fruits and grains, being cultivated in the area long before viticulture became a primary focus.