2009 - Ch La Tour du Pin Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06A9TPIN6PK _ 2009 - Ch La Tour du Pin Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Tour du Pin
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2016 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl
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2009 CH LA TOUR DU PIN GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Tour du Pin
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2016 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £220.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010,
    Score: 90-93

    This small 8 ha estate is a relatively new addition to the Cheval Blanc stable. As neighbouring vineyards, it possesses the same fine gravelly clay soil allowing wine maker Pierre Lurton to make a very harmonious and balanced St Emilion, aided by appealing grainy tannins on the finish. A wine of great potential.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 90+

    This wine has closed down somewhat since I had it from barrel and exhibits a firm, earthy, mineral-laced style. Made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the ripe black raspberry and blueberry fruit are present, along with some sandy, loamy soil notes. The tannins are sweet, but very elevated, and the wine rich and long but currently somewhat austere and needing bottle age. Give it 2 or 3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15+ years. Drink: 2014 - 2029

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 92-94

    Pierre Lurton, the director of Cheval Blanc, has completely resurrected this estate since it was acquired by the owners of Cheval Blanc. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc grown in clay and gravel soils, the 2009 La Tour du Pin is the finest wine I have ever tasted from this property. It reveals terrific fruit intensity along with a full-bodied unctuosity, great purity, sweet tannins, and a heady, long finish. The alcohol level must be more than 14% given the glycerin content and the wine's thickness. It should drink well for 15+ years. (Tasted once.) Drink: 2010 - 2025

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 16

    Round, smooth and very elegant. Pretty red-berry fruit. The Cheval Blanc team seem to have hit the right note. Drink 2014-2024.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 89-92

    Soft and silky, with round and fine tannins. Medium- to full-bodied, with lovely texture and fresh acidity. Long and inviting.

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Producer

Château La Tour du Pin

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.