Ch. Le Pin (0.75 L)
NM: The Le Pin 1989 is deeper in colour than the 1988 with a sensual melee of macerated black cherries, kirsch, warm bricks and gravel. This is a glorious bouquet, immensely complex and mercurial, offering more Provencal aromas of white fennel and broom with continued aeration. The palate demonstrates superb weight in the mouth – a Pomerol with volume and ambition. But it is the texture that leaves you smitten: cashmere tannins, melted and harmonious, not so much rounded but spherical. This is a three-dimensional Le Pin with so many facets for you to discover and on this occasion, it dares surpass the gargantuan 1990 in terms of its nuance and finesse. This multi-dimensional Le Pin should drink for another 15 to 20 years. Tasted December 2013.
WA / RP: 96