2010 - Ch La Tour du Pin Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06B0TPIN _ 2010 - Ch La Tour du Pin Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Tour du Pin
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl
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2010 CH LA TOUR DU PIN GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Tour du Pin
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £662.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 90-93

    This marks the second vintage of Cheval Blanc's ownership of this discreet St. Emilion château.Gently aromatic with notes of strawberry, cherry and cinnamon. Plush yet fresh and focused. Excellent vineyard management and stellar winemaking have enabled this sleeping beauty to remain a modest 13.5%. RK

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2011,
    Score: 89-91

    A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from vines located at the entrance of Cheval Blanc (including 5-hectares on gravel) this has a very pure nose, a little subdued at the first but opening with dark berries, a touch of mocha and espresso. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of white pepper on the entry, gritty tannins, a little more tension than the Quinault l'Enclos witha well-defined if very linear finish. Quite elegant. Drink 2012-2020.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 93

    The 2010 La Tour du Pin is showing incredibly well. A blend of 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc from just over 17 acres, this wine is a sleeper of the vintage. It offers up loads of blueberry, black raspberry and boysenberry fruit, stunning opulence, freshness and precision, despite its flesh and fat. Pure, fragrant and -open for business,- so to speak, this is a gorgeous wine to drink over the next 10-15 years. The world wine market hasn't caught up to the quality of this estate, which is now owned by the proprietors of Cheval Blanc and operated under the administration of the same staff that produces that outstanding Bordeaux.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 90-93

    This very perfumed style of wine is slightly cooler and fresher than the more opulent, glycerin-imbued 2009. Exhibiting terrific aromatics (black and red fruits, licorice, and graphite), medium to full-bodied flavors, super purity, and a long finish, it should drink nicely when young and evolve for 10-15 years, although I can't see it ever being very long-aged.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    This property goes from strength to strength under owners Cheval Blanc. Elegant, perfumed, sweet and ripe with beautiful texture and tannins. Fresh acidity behind. Drink 2016-2026.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 16.5

    85% Merlot. 15% Cabernet Franc. Cheval team have been in charge for four years. Very fresh, seems skinnier on the nose than the Quinault L'Enclos served with it. But on the palate it is reallyquite broad and sweet with excellent palate breadth. Quite firm on the finish. A bit tough even on the finish. Very dry tannins. Quite severe – especially on the finish. Drink 2020-2030

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 89-92

    A fresh, open style, offering delicious raspberry and blueberry fruit, with lots of alluring spice and licorice notes, followed by a flash of fruitcake on the finish. Lengthy, with good range already. -J.M.

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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.