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2012 Chateau Le Pin Pomerol
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2012 Chateau Le Pin Pomerol

Producer: Chateau Le Pin
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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89-92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2013

(100% merlot; 32 h/H; IPT 77; g/l total acidity; ph 3.8;13.5% alcohol):  Bright ruby-red.  Perfumed aromas of blackberry, flowers and chocolatey torrefaction.  Bright and fresh in the mouth, with sweet black cherry and violet flavors that carry through nicely on the persistent back end.  Finishes with slightly tight tannins that will need time to resolve.  Although I love this wine's purity, I found this version of Le Pin to be noticeably less intense than the best recent vintages.  Perhaps the elevage will help flesh it out a bit.

93-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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