Jacques' new wine-making facility is nearly complete and a new era in Le Pin's history is about to start. But their temporary home will be remembered for two monumental wines, the 2009 and 2010. Produced from 100% Merlot from three continuous parcels, with yields of 34 hl/ha. The 2010 has a haunting Richebourgesque quality to it. Aromatic with hints of high toned red berries, cut flowers, cherry liqueur, compote fruit, minerals and blueberries. The palate is immense, multilayered and possesses wonderful intensity yet is almost weightless. The flavours are so detailed and the structure is so fine and precise. An ethereal, extraordinary Le Pin with more freshness than the 2009. Immensely complex and seductive. Unparalleled.
Le Pin is located in the appellation of Pomerol.
Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.
Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan