Owned by Le Pin’s Jacques Thienpont, L’Hêtre is located on a clay-limestone plateau in Côtes de Castillon. This special vineyard is at the highest point in Bordeaux. Directly east of Saint-Emilion, it shares similar terroir at a higher altitude. The colour of the 2020 L’Hêtre is impressive – a deep, saturated, glass-staining purple. The nose has plenty going on with ripe, purple fruit tones of plum, prune and violet mingling with dark chocolate and black cherry jam notes. The palate is layered with plenty of strict tannins that still need a bit of time to settle. It is full-bodied without being heavy, with ripe black plum fruit. Give this a few years in bottle to settle and it should drink well for a decade.
FINE+RARE (April 2022) Drink 2025-2035
|6x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 89 Marketplace||£120.00|
|6xMags||-||0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace||£237.00|