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Le Pin

Le Pin

We learnt a few interesting facts about Le Pin from the young Monsieur Thienpont.

Le Pin is Le Pin, never Chateau Le Pin because it is truly a very small house in the middle of the vineyard, never an extravagant Chateau.  So the label is always Le Pin.

It is a relatively young vineyard and the first vintage is 1970.  You will never find a legendary 1961 Le Pin.

Then the missing vintage – 2003!  The year that the heat wave hit Europe, temperature was over 40C.  They did not produce the vintage, as it would not live up to the heart and soul of the cult wine.

Not that I could afford a bottle, but in case you find a 2003, then you’ll know!

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