Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: La Tour du Pin

After the quiet of yesterday – apparently due to it being the Dragon Boat festival in China – today has seen a veritable flurry of releases. Not before time.

The first out of the blocks was Château La Tour du Pin, which is owned and managed by the winemaking team at Cheval-Blanc. Tasted alongside Petit Cheval and the Grand Vin, it more than held its own.

2010 La Tour-du-Pin, St-Emilion
£300 per case of 12 bottles in bond
Neighbouring the Château Cheval-Blanc and under the same ownership since 2006, this is a property that is going from strength-to-strength. Vibrant on the nose, with notes of red berry fruit, plum and spice. On the palate, there is a delightful freshness from a fine vein of acidity and a rounded core of pure-natured fruit. The tannins are supremely ripe giving this a subtle, silky structure. Very good indeed. 
Drink: 2015-2025

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