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L’Hêtre - Le Pini veinimõisa omaniku uus vein

L’Hêtre - Le Pini veinimõisa omaniku uus vein

Jacques Thienpont, kultusveinimõisa Château Le Pin omanik, ostis 2016. aastal väikese veinimaja Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux's nimega Château Goubeau. Jacques pani veinimõisale uue nime - L'Hêtre - mis tõlkes tähendab pöögipuud

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux on kohe Saint Emilioni naaber idas ja paikneb suuresti samal lubjakivi platool nagu Saint Emilion. Nende kahe piirkonna (terroiri) sarnasuse tõttu on ka paljud Bordeaux tippmõisad (nagu näiteks: Château Pavie, Château Canon La Gaffeliere, Château Beau-Sejour Becot) just Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux'sse viimase dekaadi jooksul omale mõne valduse seotanud.

Valdused on vaid 10 hektari suurused ja veinipuude keskmine vanus on 40 aastat. Veinimaja on orgaaniline. 2016 L'Hêtre on valmistatud 95% Merlot ja 5% Cabernet Franc viinamarjadest. Kääritamine toimub osaliselt tammes ja osaliselt betoonmahutites. Vein laagerdus 15 kuud Prantsuse tammevaatides, millest 50% on uued ja 50% ühe aasta vanused vaadid.

Erinevalt tavapärasest Bordeaux müügipraktikast on Thienponti strateegia nendele veinidele igas riigis leida vaid üks esindaja. Kuna valdus on väike, siis ka kogused on kahjuks väga limiteeritud.

2016 L'Hêtre, Castillion Côtes de Bordeaux, Jacques Thienpont

"Rich in blackcurrant fruit with a savoury dark glow to make it more than just fruit. Just a touch of smoky char even though the oak is well in the background, a seductive fruit sweetness. On the palate, this is beautifully balanced, the alcohol perfectly integrated in the tannic structure and fruit core with a fresh tang that runs through the middle. There's a cool fluidity to it even with its depth and length. Fine, dry, lingering and savoury aftertaste. Impressive first vintage with a promising future in the bottle. I opened this on a Sunday evening and it was still tasting fresh and vibrant four days later. This is a very classy wine, and the tannins tell you everything: fine, definite, building in the mouth but in perfect balance with the fruit and freshness. Blue-blooded Castillon. I think it will benefit from at least another year in the bottle and should age well until at least its tenth birthday, and probably a lot longer, though this depends on your personal preference. Catch it while you can." - JancisRobinson.com