1996 Le Pin (Lightly Stained Label) – 750 mL

USD 2,399.00

The shipping might take longer. The wine collection is in Canada and will be shipped to USA shortly. 1996 Le Pin (Lightly Stained Label) – Tasted from a half-bottle with Jacqcues Thienpont, the 1996 Le Pin was served against the 1986 and, to be hone… (See Notes) – These bottles come to us from a very small collection of top-caliber wine. The collector is a lover of fine wi… (See Provenance)

Robert Parker Score: 91

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Tasting Notes

Tasted from a half-bottle with Jacqcues Thienpont, the 1996 Le Pin was served against the 1986 and, to be honest, this particular example was put in the shade by the older wine. Visibly more mature on the rim, the nose is not quite as cohesive as the 1986 with mulberry, leather, fig and tertiary aromas. The palate has good weight, which is commendable given that this was not a Right Bank vintage, but the tannins feel just a little coarse and it certainly did not offer the same degree of precision as the 1986 Le Pin. Maybe there are better bottles out there, but I would be inclined to drink mine (if I had any) over the next 5-10 years.

Provenance

These bottles come to us from a very small collection of top-caliber wine. The collector is a lover of fine wine and it was a shift in drinking preferences that brought them to IronGate.Wine. They were cellared to perfection in an in-home cooling system and personally inspected by our President, Warren Porter.

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