L'Hetre Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon 2020
Discover the vinous masterpiece of the Thienpont family with L'Hetre Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon 2020. Crafted with utmost care and passion, this wine exemplifies the exceptional quality synonymous with the Le Pin legacy, all while being attractively priced. A captivating blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it reveals a deep garnet color that immediately catches the eye. The nose is greeted by an intoxicating bouquet of blackberries, plums, and a hint of vanilla, showcasing the wine's expressive nature. On the palate, it delights with an exquisite interplay of ripe dark fruits, velvety tannins, and subtle nuances of spice. The wine's impeccable structure and balance leave a lasting impression, inviting you to savor each sip. With L'Hetre, the Thienpont family demonstrates their artistry in creating wines that embody the essence of their esteemed Le Pin lineage, all while offering exceptional value for the discerning wine lover.
The second wine of L’Hêtre, a new wine in the distinctly up-and-coming AP of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. Owned by the Thienpont family, organically farmed and situated high on the limestone plateau to the east of St-Emilion, this is great value considering its pedigree. 95% Merlot with a dash of Cabernet Franc, there is dark blackcurrant fruit and a whiff of smoke, allied to ripe tannins and potential to age. - decanter.com
2020 marked the first vintage where all our parcels were fermented in concrete, thermoregulated vats and we also welcomed Professor Axel Marchal from the ISVV to be our consulting enologist. We are delighted with the results of the 2020 harvest. The wine shows a dark, glossy purple colour; good intensity on the nose with floral and spicy aromas; on the attack there are appetising notes of mint, autumn fruit, and pepper. The texture is silky and energetic, reflecting well the limestone soils of the plateau. The tannins, while quite present are fresh and lively and lead to a spicy, racy finish. - Thienpont Wines.